I have been getting quite excited. Tomorrow there is going to be a partial eclipse of the sun, and from where I live in South East England, we should be able to see it 85% covered.

Now I remember 16 years ago when we had a total eclipse of the sun. I worked for a brochure distribution company in the offices, and the whole lot of us went outside to see this wonderful phenomenon; I was so glad to have been able to have experienced it.

Anyway, back to tomorrow. I was supposed to be working, but am owed some annual leave. I was thrilled when the boss said I could take it tomorrow as I have more chance of being able to go outside and look at the eclipse. I was cross with Mr Grump though as I had asked him to get me some of those special glasses so I can look at the sun without burning my eyes out and they have apparently ‘sold out’!

Never mind, no doubt I will find some way of seeing it with my eyes left intact! Or so I thought. Having just watched the evening news and weather forecast for 09:30 tomorrow morning when the big event takes place, I see that the weather is going to be very similar to today.

Grey, cloudy, drizzle, no sun, no bugger all! You can always rely on good old British weather to spoil an occasion!