It's been a lovely week of weather on the coast and family Peakfan has now returned home to be met by...rain.
Never mind, it's good for the grass and flowers.
The encouraging news, picked up from the times when the erratic wi-fi worked, is that we must have major winter plans. As Huw Lloyd picked up from his interview with Wayne Madsen, the players we are bringing in have to be of proven first-class standard. While not discounting the signing of a young player or two - and both Tom Wood and Charlie MacDonnell have given themselves a good shout of a contract - our major need is proven experience.
I remain convinced that our greater need is for an overseas bowler, especially in the four-day game, so another experienced batsman, together with a wicket-keeper who can bat high in the order, is a must for me. So too is ideally a strike bowler and spinner of experience. We were always going to miss Mark Footitt, while we cannot rely on young lads to carry the spin side of the attack, especially as Wes Durston has slipped from the reckoning.
Of course, targeting such players and getting them to sign on the dotted line are different things, but Madsen, Godleman and Thakor must have reasonable grounds for expecting such signing to be landed to do so themselves.
Plenty to think about over the coming weeks then, and ahead of our next game, at Derby against Gloucestershire in the championship.
More on that in the near future.
In closing, I read today that Niall O'Brien is leaving Leicestershire 'with immediate effect' to pursue an 'exciting new opportunity'.
He's a very good, combative cricketer, with a mid-thirties batting average to match his age, one who would buy time for Harvey Hosein as he makes his way in the county game.
If that new opportunity is within the game, he would be a more than useful addition to our squad, beyond doubt.
And as always, I welcome your thoughts...