Surviving the floods

It is not much fun if you live anywhere near the coastline
at the moment. I have been getting
quite nervous lately, seeing it on the news
and reading the constant worrying statuses on facebook and pictures of people
piling their doorways with sandbags and praying that will be enough protection
to weather the storm.

I think I should be replacing all my footwear with Wellingtons for the lot of
us just in case the water decides to creep further and further inland. But I need a decent pair from somewhere like tReds as
whenever I buy cheaply I know about it, as the material seems to spring a leak
and leave me with soggy feet! Then when
the sea is lapping uncomfortably close at least I have the option to wear
something more waterproof as I wait to be rescued by a handsome lifeboat
crew! I do not think my fluffy slippers
would cut it really…

It is heartbreaking thinking how much damage can be done
when the tides are high and the gale force winds is making matters that much
worse. I am sorely tempted to move to
higher ground because it’s not only the inconvenience and danger of the floods,
its actually being able to find insurance again afterwards. I have friends who now have a sea view because
the sea has completely stretched out, over fields, across roads, through houses
and sadly inching uncomfortably closer their own.

So I really hope we are past the worst of it, I do not
want to live in a waterlogged house even if the rescue by some strapping RNLI
volunteers would have momentarily lifted my sprits. I really hope everything gets better soon for everyone. Fingers crossed we have seen the worse and
spring will be on its way before we know it.

3 thoughts on “Surviving the floods

  1. Yes it's horrific – I have been complaining about my leaking gutter and roof, but that's a drop in the ocean compared to how some people have been affected! Puts things in perspective…

  2. I live in Somerset and fortunately we are ok but I have friends who are not so lucky – it's devastating 🙁 Bring on the BBQ weather please x

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