I toyed with the idea of my weekly walk round the golf course and, having looked at the five-day weather forecast which predicted heavy rain and strong winds (can one always believe the forecasters?), on this occasion I put my trust in them and decided against going. Imagine my delight when I opened my e-mails this morning to find that, in any event, the course had been closed due to excessive rain. Think, I could have got up very early, and travelled the 39 miles to the club, without checking my e-mails, and then made this discovery. For once I got it right.