No Shift in the Mood x

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(Photo: The Telegraph)

There’s been no let up in the UK weather – January was the wettest in 248 years and February hasn’t been much better. A 74.8 ft wave’s been recorded off Penzanze, Cornwall which, if confirmed will be the highest ever off the coast of Britain – a mere five times the height of a double decker bus..

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 (Photo: Solent news and photo agency)

The British haven’t lost their sense of humour. Yet.

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(first photo by John McLellan, second photo by James Dadzitis)

But 25 miles of Somerset are under 3.2 billion cubic feet of water.  This is Sam Notaro’s house – against the odds, he’s doing his damnedest to protect it, after all a man’s home is his castle. Literally. The moat came for free..

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In London we’re OK – the Houses of Parliament will be under before we are.  But that doesn’t mean everything is rosy…The River Thames is under serious stress and our local Commons have turned into swamps (let Molly off the lead and you’re lucky to see her head) and new rivers and springs keep oozing out of the sodden ground.

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I can’t let the kids out in the garden either as it’s seriously awash with Molly’s sloppy poos transformed into puddles of filthy fluids that are nigh on impossible to pick up.  I fear the only solution is to invent a liquid hydrogen gun and zap the buggers (the poo’s guys..the poo’s…).

Hmmmmmm I can almost smell a money spinner…sort of…

Laters, Kate x

23 comments

  1. Andrea W Designs

    My gosh, it’s all around the globe, here in the Mid-west in the states is snowing and freezing, with my relatives in Argentina, they said the summer is very hot, scary.

  2. Laura Lynn

    Oh, the joys of rain rain rain…we here in the Pacific NW understand but I think England has taken it a step further. That’s a deluge! What a wonderful snap of the lighthouse though.

    I remember when spring would roll around in the Canadian Rockies and we’d find allllllll the dog poo that had been covered by lovely snow thawing out all over the front lawn. And I didn’t have a dog! Ah, spring…Ah poo.

    We woke up to snow this morning here on Bainbridge Island. Very pretty until you realize the neighbor’s car is stuck in the shared driveway. I can’t get around it to get to work! {{Gnash my teeth}} then realize ‘I can’t get to work!’ Hah! Snow day!!!

  3. manchesterflickchick

    Oh right, the poo. Those facts are quite astounding! After Manchester council making the wise decision to cut down hundreds of trees in my local park (many were around 100 years old) it’s now turned into one giant puddle! The Victorians weren’t as stupid and put them there to make the marshy land useable, but hey now we have concrete 😣

  4. KerryCan

    Oh, my. We had serious flooding here three years ago and I know how overwhelming too much water can be. And a 75 foot wave near Penzance?! That’s hard to even fathom! I hope you get a break soon . . .

  5. theblackberryboys

    That is a big Wave! I hope the weather for you improves really soon! I think you shoud get a patent on the poo zapping liquid hydrogen gun right away! 🙂 I stepping in dog poo yesterday, so I know this invention would be really useful 🙂

  6. fingknitcoolgal

    Isn’t it awful? I really hope this freakish weather period will pass quickly and give our normal winter back! 💧 BTW I left comment through via FB link but didn’t go through. Sorry 😱

  7. Lia in Brussels

    Jeez! All the water in the world ended up with you guys, it seems!… But, most surprisingly, Belgium escaped so far this year!! It must have been one of the driest winters ever and I dread to think what Summer may bring… cause it HAS to rain sometime, this is Belgium after all!