YOU could say that the definition of a really happy person is a Smithfielder when there’s rain. So we have all been delighted with the rain that’s fallen over the last week, little though the total amount might be to people from Gauteng.

But it was really odd to wake up, look through the window – and find that the mountain, definitely there last night, has disappeared.

So is there a mountain, somewhere, behind that mist?

The missing mountain: Smithfield after rain