Forced to throw other half off the trail last night saying quite unable to get Christmas tree this week on account of being fearfully busy at work. Mrs Payne said not to worry and could wait until the weekend, acting as perfect accomplice. Thought ourselves height of ingenuity. Other half obviously disappointed by this, but cheered herself up putting some Christmas music on. Thought this positively awful but forced to endure by own deviousness.
Weather awful this morning, so suggested to Mrs Payne to put off plan until tomorrow, who wouldn't hear a word of it. Said a bit of rain never did anyone any harm. Plan is to go mid-afternoon and return as early as possible to get back to work and leave Mrs Payne to decorate tree.
Weather seems to be getting worse by the second.