My heart goes out to all of you who are currently battling to keep yourselves or your homes dry. We live on top of a hill so we have been relatively ok but at the bottom, near the village, the river Ouse has broken its banks and the fields are like lakes.
The lambs have just started arriving and I know that their worst thing is the wet. The lambing areas are getting smaller by the second as the flood water rises.
This is nothing though to all those people in the Somerset levels and surrounding areas. I can't image what it must be like to have been so "forgotten" about for so long.
They have been under siege for a month or so now and still it rains. It seems unimaginable in our 'civilised' western society that we can let such a large area and group of people (and animals) fend for themselves. I would have thought that this would have classified as a national emergency a long time ago but the help only seems to be arriving in dribs and drabs and a little too late.
I hope that if you are effected by the recent weather you can get yourself dry and back to normal as soon as possible and although the hill we live on top of sometimes causes problems when it snows, that's nothing compared to being flooded… so I think myself lucky!