I love the Eden Project, we had a fab day and the girls really took to the ice skating.
Another highlight of the day was seeing the reindeer, their hooves are fascinating (go find a real reindeer and look)
The bad news is the weather, it's causing heaps of damage down here in the SW and the drive from Snozzle back here was frightening. We have a fairly large stream running through the farm, and it now isn't so much of a stream, something you can usually jump over is 20ft wide.
Ok, getting worse. The farm has 2 car parks for residents (10 barn conversions and obviously the farmhouse). The lower car park is flooded completely and that's where one of our cars it.
Or was... D is out there now.
Shit. All the garages are flooded at the bottom end and we're not on a flood plain. Also we have our own septic tank for the farm and barns; if that gets flooded it won't be pleasant.
We got the car out and neighbours rallied to get their cars out, there is only 1 family we can't contact or find spare keys to shift their car.
We're quite high, the village is going to be in big shit
This is the highest I've ever seen floods here, and at least we're lucky that we know our houses are safe. Ok, all the garages on the bottom half of the farm have gone, but that's just 'stuff'. Also there is no livestock here now, they're all cuddled up inside.
I did comment to D that a neigbouring farm has baby lambs outside, they need to scoop them up because this weather is shit.
Ricky Hatton has a lot of demons.
And no, I haven't been outside yet, heard that Exmouth is cut off though.
Ok, water subsided but the ford across the stream in the field with the lake is now the deepest part, and there is mud everywhere.
Ok, need to run!
Our village last night
It's raining heavily again, as you can see from the national news Exeter is suffering
I've heard it's bad. Today's XC would have been easier in a wetsuit. Deeeeep puddles.
Just looked at the pic and first reaction was f*ucking hell.
Just seen Exeter on the news and it looks pretty bad down by the Water front.
Yeah, we've been deluged but everyone pulls together and gets on with it. Ella is upset because her best friend lives in one of the houses flooded out; but we had the mum/daughter chat about severity of stuff and ultimately possessions mean crap. Anything respiring trumps cars and flat screen tv's etc.
However some adults think the opposite, luckily not the ones round here.
"Anything respiring trumps cars and flat screen tv's etc."
How very true.
And it's still raining down here
Thanks PSC, I want it to stop now!
I've had better weekends for sure.
Hopefully now the worst is over.
Well, all the stories from the village are coming in, all our friends and now I guess their houses will be uninsurable against flooding. Lots of people lost their cars too.
In other news, two people commented on my eyes and how sore they look today. Basically I have a condition with my eyes that I think I've mentioned before, they don't make enough moisture or they make too much.
I'm on a cycle of not enough at the moment, and unless I use liquid tears and lachri lube constantly, I get into trouble. Both of those have to be kept in the fridge, so not an easy thing to do at work and I've been too busy to do it today.
So tonight they feel like they've been bleached, stinging like crap.
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