So the jet stream is stuck and the rain shows no sign of letting up.
Last night I just couldn't take it any more so I took to bed early with the laptop.
Time for some escapism and what could be better than the iconic 1957 classic An Affair to Remember, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.
Yes it's syrupy, cliched and even slightly ludicrous in places but that doesn't stop it from being simply wonderful...
Nicky Ferrante (Cary Grant) is a rich and handsome playboy who has everything handed to him on a silver platter. He is constantly surrounded by women who want to be with him and men who want to be him.
Although engaged to an heiress, Ferrante travels to Europe alone for a trip. On his return ocean cruise that is bound for New York, Nicky meets nightclub singer Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr). Over the course of a few days, the two fall in love despite the fact that both are in long-term relationships back home.
They struggle to keep their clandestine affair a secret but soon the whole ship finds out and the two fear the news may be discovered by their significant others' back home in New York.
Before parting ways, the two agree that, if they both still have strong feelings for one another in six months time, they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building.
However, a tragedy prevents them from reuniting and the two are left wondering if they will ever see each other again...
It wasn't long before there were waterworks inside as well as outside.
Good cry. Great movie.
If you have never seen it, get your arse over to Netflix immediately.
It goes without saying of course that you can find an "affair to remember" necklace on etsy.
Tile necklace $7.50 from here