Did I mention it has been raining?
I really don't have a word in my vocabulary to adequately describe the rain that fell last night. Torrential would only mildly describe it. I really cannot remember a time when I have known rain like we have had in the past couple of weeks, well ever since the drought warning and hosepipe ban!
As I said, it truly rained and rained last night. I left for work at 8am as usual and noticed that the A12 (the main road I usually take to work) was at a standstill. I am lucky as I have to go over a bridge to get to the A12 and can look down and assess the state before I commit to driving on it. So I decided to take the back roads to work. I work 35 miles from home and this usually takes me between 50 and 60 minutes.
Not today! It took me an hour to drive 3 miles and then another 50 minutes to drive another 5. By this time I had called into work and said I would take a day holiday as I didn't relish another couple of hours in the car. I turned around and went to our local Sainsburys to pick up something for supper and was confronted with a car park that looked like this!
After my shop I decided to drive to the end of the lane where I live to see just how deep the water is. Not drive through the water you understand, just go and look. When I arrived there was a poor lady with her car stuck, with water past the bottom of the doors! I loaned her my mobile to call for assistance and took her back to my house for a warm and a cup of tea, she really wanted coffee but as neither of us drink coffee there was none to be had. Her husband came and picked her up and I went back down the road for my photo.
Believe it or not this is actually the lane where I live and not a local pond!
I hope you haven't been washed away with all this rain xxx
Reasons to be cheerful:-
1. An unexpected day off (even though it will either be unpaid leave or holiday) but a day off is still a day off.
2. I try to do at least one RAK every day and today I feel I have banked at least a week's worth.