Lashings of rain
We had just finished lunch when the sky turned black and the heavens opened up really, really wide - rain lashed down at a torrential rate.
Huddled in the doorway we all stood looking out in absolute amazement as the garden turned from lush and green to a huge great muddy puddle that felt like a sponge to walk on.
The shear force and amount of water exiting from the sky left the guttering looking more like a river poised on the edge of bursting its banks, not having enough options for the weight it was carrying to escape by. Even the water butts looked as if they were going to explode at any moment, water streaming down their sides.
It lasted all of about ten minutes and left us feeling both excitement and slightly worried. All was fine in the end - thank gawd!
Wellies on, the kids found a massive rain puddle slowly draining away (not sewage coming out of the drains) which ran for a good four houses long and had engulfed both the pavement and the road, so we let them play for a while splashing, jumping, running, just having fun......like I used to when I was about their age.
Giving those that passed by a chuckle and a smile at my daft, daft kids. And then their wellies filled up and they literally became soaked down to their pants......and those as well!
We were so lucky, we got off relatively lightly - though I really feel for those folks that have not been so fortunate.
Take care, keep warm, stay safe and fingers crossed......dry.
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