As our little getaway was fastly approaching, we were keeping a close watch on the weather forecast. Surely, after all those weeks of endless rain, a change for the better must have been on the horizon?
By then, the Westhoek region in Flanders - where we've been spending our September holidays since 2012 - had been tormented by heavy rain for 10 days, causing unprecedented floods, so that we could only thank our lucky stars that wasn't where we were going.
Instead we would be staying even closer to home, at our favourite B&B Het Soetewater in Beernem near Bruges, involving a drive of roughly one hour.
Still, there were one or two hiccups in the week leading up to our long weekend away, with Jos having a case of the sniffles the previous weekend and me pulling a muscle in my back while putting on my boots on Wednesday morning.