Ah, yes - we must be grateful, Leggi. The countryside here is beautiful, and the price we pay for our bit of a "green and pleasant land" is the copious amount of rainfall. At least the moor (when the cloud lifts) is just about at its best right now - purple with heather, with golden gorse, making it look like a sumptuous patchwork. And on the plus side, when it comes to gardening, I can grow all sorts of things that would be considered tender in other parts of the country. (I even left - well, forgot about to be honest - a succulent houseplant out last winter - can't think of its proper name, but we call it the money plant) and it survived and thrived!
And Frank - a Somerset cream tea adds inches to the waist just thinking about it! (I think the difference between Somerset and Devon is the order in which you put the clotted cream and jam on the scone. Makes no odds to me - it all tastes divine!).