Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day - raining, raining and more rain




Christmas was quiet, peaceful and utterly Christmassy.  The fire blazed, we had lunch with all the trimmings and watched television all afternoon.  Outside of course it rained and rained, and this morning before it is even light I can see the glimmer of water on the road, I presume another pond has appeared.  Lucy will not go out for a pee in the rain, when she does we both stand there like idiots getting wet.  I forgot, we also went into the pub next door for a pre-lunch drink, which was on the house. courtesy of Harriet, which was very sweet.  Talked to a couple about the house they were building in the next village, they lived in a couple of statics for the time being on three acres with their two dogs, three horses and some sheep.
The family come today, unless the roads are too bad, the 'flood warning' was sounded yesterday evening in Todmorden, they should escape its worst effects, though their basement could be flooded.(the basement is flooding)  It is sooooooo dark, no sign of the 'Xmas moon', I can hear a cock in the distance, who obviously believes 6.30 is the time to welcome the day.  How are all those poor immigrants in their canvas tents surviving in Calais, and those still trekking to more friendlier countries across Europe in this terrible relentless rain, or perhaps the rain has not reached them......

It is rather a gloomy top photo, the lights were on for crib service Xmas Eve, well I was going to add a cheerful photo, but on going out to take some photos, the flooded road outside the house!

For posterity and my diary ;)






8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas - is that the road outside your house? It looks really bad. We had our cellar flooded once and even that is scary and 'invading' into your life and home even though it didn't damage our living space and all we lost was a couple of freezers and a little bit of food - so hope that it's not too bad for your family xxx

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  2. Christmas greetings to you as well Trudie. Yes that is the road outside the house, and the other end of the village is flooded as well. The waves from the backwash of the cars lap against the gates. Todmorden, where my family lives, is flooding, as is Hebden Bridge, the river all along the Calder valley is bad, their basement is flooding and their electricity has gone as well, so we will see what tomorrow brings....

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  3. Endless rain here--and humid warmth to go with it. Snow would be prettier--but would bring its own issues. We take what we get! We keep the wood fire going more for cheerful comfort than of necessity.

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    1. Morning Sharon, the bad weather is world wide it seems, especially in South America as well. Take care.

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  4. Endless rain here too and some of my Boxing Day guests cut off in Northallerton so only eight for lunch - plenty of food! Clear sky and sun shining rather weakly this morning - let us hope the worst is over. Agree about refugees - I thought about them yesterday too, about the dire conditions - what must they think to it all?

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    1. Morning Pat, well my family are now busily mopping their basement, think the water reached four feet, so they won't be coming down, and they now have partial electricity but no water!

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  5. Hi Thelma
    Sorry to hear about the family being somewhat stranded in their home and not being able to reach you.
    Even in adversity I had to smile at the sign outside the flooded car park of the pub advertising 'Fish Night'on Fridays!!

    I hope it all works out well

    Roy

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    1. Hi Roy, the waters have receded now, the young pub licensee Harriet was there with her two siblings, they run the pub very efficiently. Their food is fairly good and they always have plenty of customers, though not yesterday because of the car park.

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