In a country with such unhinged weather as ours, picnicking is by nature an optimistic pursuit. Just when it seems that the sun has settled, the grey clouds close and down comes an enormous torrent of rain.
But as any true picnicker knows, the weather is all part of the great charm of al fresco feasting – after all, our green and pleasant land wouldn’t be so, well… green and pleasant without a little drizzle from time to time.
Should the heavens suddenly open up, simply pop open an Umbrella and pour yourself a cup of tea from your Flask and laugh it off. You could even try sheltering under a hamper, although we admit that woven wicker – as lovely as it is – may not quite do the job.