While many people will have spent the bank holiday weekend gazing out the window at the dreary weather and willing summer to roll around, the more resourceful among us will have made the most of the time indoors to get stuck into some baking.
In fact, according to the Scotsman, sales of flour shot up by more than 35 per cent over the chilly weekend as many people donned their cotton aprons to stave off the bad weather by rustling up some tasty treats in the kitchen.
Although any budding chef will know that cooking is great activity whatever the weather, there's something particularly appealing about retreating to a toasty kitchen when it's cold and miserable outside.
Especially if you have children at home, baking is a great way to keep little minds occupied when they can't play outdoors and any mouth-watering morsels are sure to be well received by your youngsters.
If you're new to baking or have young helpers giving you a hand in the kitchen, it's a good idea to pick a simple recipe that everyone can get involved with. Something like chocolate chip cookies or fairy cakes are a great choice to start with as they're quick and easy, and they allow kids to get a little creative with decorations.
Grab the brolly and take a trip to the supermarket to stock up on frosting, sparkly sprinkles and pretty wrappers, and then encourage your youngsters to help out at each stage of the process from picking out the ingredients and making the mixture, right through to the eating.
By the end of the day you may have a fair bit of mess in your kitchen, but you'll also have a batch of tasty treats, a couple of happy kids and are sure to have forgotten all about the dreary weather outside.