It may well have been....
......but it was also the quickest way to empty one's purse - go to Costco and do some bulk buying. Now have cupboard full of such mis-matched items as coconut milk, kitchen rolls, pop-corn and pancetta. Some sandwich that'll make.
Drove home into the sunset - seemingly only a few moments before 15.30pm - rosy sun in milky sky. The fog, which apparently paralyses the country is nowhere to to seen.
The Long Mountain is in sharp relief, a few lights twinkling on its flank as we drive round and up to Trelystan. The temperature gauge reads 1 degree celsius. The sky is clear and we are looking out for a skinny new moon.