Hope Speakers' Corner won't mind me picking its collective brain, but could anyone recommend a place to obtain one of those lightweight rainproof ponchos (the sort you see worn by tourists or at Wimbledon rainy days) at short notice? And in London?
They're widely available online, but I need to pick one up today because I'm leaving for Glastonbury tonight! The weather forecast has suddenly turned bad...
But if you get one and it survives usage, dont dispose of it. I still have our ponchos from a trip on the maid of the mist boats at niagra falls. Apart froma cheap souveneer they are folded up into a very small package next to the spare wheel of my and Mrs WTM's cars, where they have been put to excellent use in the past for emergencies.
From past Glastonbury experience I recommend wearing as little as possible as long as it's warm enough, then at least you don't ruin any cloths, and your skin dries quicker than your pants (thanks to my scout leader for that advise).
If it turns cold then resort to a bin liner - although a rubble sack is stronger if you've got a builders yard local...
at Glastonbury. Have a great time and behave yourself.
On second thoughts forget the bit about behaving yourself - just have a great time, and give my love to that redhead, the friendly one who jumps up and sits on your shoulders as if she's known you all her life.