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Rain, rain - Go Away!


By Gee19


Spent the night listening to the rain and the howling wind. Everything in the bungalow seemed to rattle and shake! Kept getting up and peering through the gloom to check all the trees near the duck pond were still standing – I just don’t trust those trees – they have a habit of landing in my garden.

This morning more heavy rain and I watched my neighbour doing a Blue Peter repair on wobbly fence (see picture already posted). Chloe doesn’t like the wind so she stands in the garden, getting soaking wet, barking at it. Doesn’t make any difference, bless her. She is out there, somewhere, in the following photograph.

The front garden is very soggy, and I’ve seen from others photos that it seems to be widespread all over the country. A couple of years ago every time it rained my front garden was under a foot or so of water and I had to sandbag across the front. I spent months trying to get someone to accept that the problem was to do the drain in my garden. In the end I wrote to my local councillor who (give him his due) arrived to take a look and braved the stepping stones which could only just be seen. Within days Highways had accepted responsibility and came and rodded (is there such a word?) through, finding a huge blockage across the road from me which was causing all the water to back up into my garden. Since then I just get soggy grass and a wet path so I should complain.

The ‘Rat man’ came early this morning and has put down the necessary kit to try and get rid of my unwelcome guests. It is safely sited behind the greenhouse which is inaccesible to Chloe. Poor man had to brave my spiny berberis to put it in place but he was very brave!

My youngest daughter, son in law, and two grandchildren came for a meal this evening, as normal on a Monday. It is lovely to have them and I really enjoy cooking for them – there is never much left when they have gone!

Back problem has gone completely now so, if only the weather would clear up and we could have some bright, frosty days, I could tidy up the garden a bit. Lots of plants have drooped with the heavy rain and are looking very untidy. One good thing about the wind, it seems to have blown all the leaves out of my garden! There’s always a silver lining, isn’t there?

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Wonderful cakes - please may I come to tea?

That wind was really scarey, wasn't it! I'm glad it's dropped - for now.

10 Nov, 2008


Of course, anytime!

10 Nov, 2008


Beautiful Blog Hywel. I have to say, that you look as if your eating very well, ha ha ha. I love the rainbow too. We have brilliant sunshine here this morning, so I hope the weather has improved for you too, Have a good day, Maureen

11 Nov, 2008


Well the sight of the cakes cheered me up , save me one next Monday Gee 19 .... before they all disappear , thanks lol

Glad to hear your back problem has cleared up !

11 Nov, 2008


I think Maureen has got us mixed up Gee. lol

Your garden looks lovely even in the rain. The cakes too. Hope you all enjoyed them.

12 Nov, 2008


Hi Hywel - Yes I think there is a bit of confusion but I don't mind, especially if I get credited with some of your lovely photographs!

12 Nov, 2008

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