The above pictures are of the brook at the bottom of my garden, last weekend.
Apart from some aches and pains and a few bruises, from the chicken rescue, I’m OK today. I’m grateful that my home is safe but the devastation that I am hearing about today is almost unbelievable.
This is how the gardens were looking by the time I'd finished rescuing the chickens, I have to realise now I had been putting my own life at risk. That is next door's large Wendy House. Those posts you can see are holding six feet tall fence panels.
I’ve just heard Mike on his Radio programme talking to a lady who is stuck on a Narrowboat on the River Avon, they are tied to a post in floodwaters and are in fear for their lives.
I could cry for all the weddings that aren’t going to happen today.
Last night the flood waters made it up onto the patio, this meant the chickens had to be moved into the garage.
Thankfully I never followed up the bee keeping idea, that's my beehive floating by.
Our road was flooded at the lower end and the end house was in danger of being flooded, people were trying to organise sandbags.I've heard this morning she had about a foot of water in but Malcolm, our neighbourhood Super Hero, got her carpets up last night and has been helping mop up this morning.
By the time I started cooking dinner it was very late. Mike popped next door again to see if Becky was OK, as she has three children, one only a few months old. Her husband is stuck at his place of work in Gloucestershire.
Mike walked back in and called “Stand by for the Mayor and the Leader of the local Council.” Sure enough they then passed through my kitchen to have a look at our flood. I was at this time on my second glass of wine, tired, emotional and in need of food. My hair was still dripping wet. I think it was a surreal moment for all of us.
We missed a party in Cheltenham last night. Tonight we are supposed to be having a special meal in Worcester City. That won’t happen. We can’t get into Worcester, in fact we are almost cut off from the rest of the world.
Our personal flooding is abating now but the rest will get much worse. It’ takes days for the flood waters to pass down the River Severn from Wales. I don’t like to think how much worse it can get.
Simon is safe at his Dad’s but I’m not sure he will get here tomorrow.
What a happy start to the holidays!
Other photos :-
This is the road at the other side of the playing field, just yards from our garden.
The Wendy House is now gone!
Nearly on the patio!