We awoke at 6.25am on the morning of the brunch to a loud clap of thunder. This was closely followed by very heavy rain. It would almost certainly cause problems at our brunch as our living room holds a maximum of 6 people and we had invited nearly 40. I had the foresight to borrow a large gazebo, which Michael had helped me erect beforehand. However, it proved not to be needed as a rain cover but more as a sunshade. By the time the first guests arrived at 11:30 the sun was shining and it remained a warm and bright day until the last guests left in the early evening.