The plan was to set off this morning for Braunston to meet friends Andrew & Sheila on NB ‘Uncle Mort’ for New Year’s Eve. Unfortunately the weather has taken control of things. When we awoke it was blowing a gale and raining hard. The forecast for the next few days is pretty dire. A flurry of texts and emails between us and Andrew confirmed that it wasnt worth attempting the trip to Braunston, so we agreed to drive to their flat in Stouport tomorrow and spend New Year’s Eve there. Today was spent mooching round the shops in Banbury to avoid the rain.