Is it ever going to stop? It's been relentless this week. Every radiator in my flat has wet clothes draped over it. I'm not talking laundry, but clothes I've worn to take the dog on a 10-minute walk. I got utterly drenched this morning. In fact, I ended up getting really freaked out. The rain I got caught in was so heavy, my eyes filled with water and I couldn't see where I was going. At the time, I was trying to walk down some very steep steps, carrying a wet, wriggling dog. To make matters even worse, the horridly damp conditions have caused a nasty flare-up of my arthritis. So I'm waddling around with the gait of a drunken hobo who's just pooped their pants. Very elegant! Is this hateful weather ever going to end?