When a friend invites you out on a dull and decidedly wet Friday afternoon, you have two choices. You can, of course, decline the offer and stay in the dry with your feet up and a coffee, or you can accept the fact that it's only water and if you get wet you'll soon dry off. I chose the latter, and although we drove through a torrential downpour, by the time we reached our destination the rain had thankfully stopped.
Keen to find a hidden treasure we'd researched earlier online, we made our way down a rather overgrown dirt track and in less than five minutes we were just a few feet away from a unique, magnificent house which was a hundred times better in real life than either of us could ever have imagined. After spending time taking in all it's splendour we wandered around the adjacent countryside admiring the views before popping into a quaint little community shop with a cafe for a much needed drink and a sit down. What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, and it just goes to show that you don't need a hot sunny day to enjoy the outdoors.