After the obligatory weekly blood test, or so it would seem, we took off for Packwood House, the National Trust property near Solihull.
We should have known that going to a NT property on the last day of the extended Christmas/New Year holidays was a mistake, especially as the sun was shining. The place (cafe) was rammed. I managed to snaffle a two person table and we had a drink and a spot of lunch before taking a walk by the lake.
As the sun was shining one could tell the time on the sundial, one of quite a few at Packwood, in the back garden. Unfortunately it had not been adjusted for Daylight Saving Time so it was an hour fast!