It is clearly winter now, marked by several rainy days in a row. In Southsea, it's the wind that's the killer. You may as well forget about using an umbrella. The one I had is now broken after two weeks. That's pretty good going. So either buy a cheap one, or wear a Sou'wester!
If you are living in Cornwall, investing in a boat is a good move. I'm wondering whether we will have to move uphill any time soon. Our coastal area is always threatened by flooding.
One must wait and see. In the mean time, I'm searching for a longer raincoat to cope.