As usual over the Bank Holiday weekend, Military Odyssey - the multi-period re-enactment show - took place at The Kent Showground, Detling ... and we chose the wettest day of the year to attend.
I think it may have stopped raining for about 20 minutes at one point, but eventually the torrential downpour and decreasing temperature got the better of all of us.
Poor Alice was pretty soaked the moment we arrived and although we went indoors whenever we could, particularly for our lunch break, there was still a fair amount of walking in the rain that needed to be done.
I was lucky as I'd hired a mobility scooter, not that that stopped me getting ridiculously wet.
We did have a great conversation with a man who'd built a life-sized replica of a crashed Fokker triplane (see pictures above) and Rachel, as always, enjoyed looking round the Home Front village. We hadn't seen it for a couple of years and there were a number of new additions.
You can see her pictures over on Facebook here.
Thankfully, although I'm sure visitor numbers were drastically down for a normal day at the show, there were plenty of other dogs for Alice to interact with (even if, for some reason, none of them looked quite as bedraggled as our poor pup).
I think we managed to see most of the static displays and stalls - we weren't exactly having to fight through crowds to see anything we wanted to - but we didn't hang around for the battle re-enactments and ended up heading home far earlier than originally planned.
I'd have loved to have stayed longer and had a more in-depth look around, but the British weather won the day this time.
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