Sunday, 8 December 2013

It's nearly Christmas!!

Hi All

I feel as if I haven't been on here for Months!! After this last week, maybe it was.... let me explain....

Last Thursday was himself's birthday and I'd planned the day - coffee & cake out at the cafe for elevenses and possibly lunch there as well, leave food for son so he didn't starve in the evening, while we went to our favourite pub for a meal.  I'd drive so he could have a drink!! Sound reasonable?  I thought so too!

The day started badly when the syphon on the cistern to the loo packed in.... no chance of flushing the loo.... Sir went to get a new syphon so it could be fixed.  That put paid to the nice time at the cafe....  then my phone rang.... Floodline!!  We live in a category 3 floodplain, although the sea defences have recently been strengthened.... "be prepared for possible flooding this evening.... important docs & valuables upstairs...."  I spent the next few hours calling all the floodwardens (I'm the coordinator) and putting them on standby.  All was sorted and ready, even tho there was a minor flood in the bathroom from the cistern....

5pm the phone called again.... Floodline again!! Be prepared for evacuation!!  Aaargh!!!  Meal out the window then!! High tide due around 8pm!  Then the Flood Warden incident room called, " are the flood defence gates closed yet? Please check"  That was the last time I was in the house for the evening!  Gates were locked in time (phew!!), however, consulting with Emergency Officers and the Police, we decided we were probably going to be flooded as two areas further downstream already were....

Open evacuation centres, possible 3 - 500 people affected, get all information together to make sure food, drink, blankets etc would be available....

We missed being flooded by just a few inches...(thank heavens for that).... eventually we were stood down from the potential disaster at lunchtime on Friday.... I feel so sorry for those in the area and other areas that were flooded out, and I'm still trying to wind down!!

So.... no tatty bits to show you!!  However.... these are just 2 internet pics from here

Hard to believe that the foreground of both was under water on Thursday night!!

Chat soon



  1. Crikey - SOOOO pleased you managed to avoid being flooded. That would've been awful.

  2. Would've been worse to lose my stash of threads... Then Sally n I would've been sneaking past Tilly!! Lol