Just when I thought the rain might put a dampener on our plans for the day, my two children grabbed their umbrellas and headed out to the garden excitedly.
Daisy announced it was time for The Umbrella Show and I was to be the audience. This was a great excuse to just stand and watch them singing and dancing around in the warm summer rain. Daisy sang I've got a jolly brolly - something she must have got from nursery, and Bud started them off on Any umbrellas to mend today - one of our favourite half-remembered songs of yesteryear.
The Umbrella Show reminded me of the famous Singin' in the Rain routine and later, thanks to YouTube, I was able to show them Gene Kelly in a similar frame of mind. And they loved it. They also laughed heartily at the Morecambe and Wise comedy version; I'd forgotten what a classic that is.
But for me it was The Umbrella Show which put the biggest smile on my face today. Just Buddy and Daisy dancin' and singin' in the rain...