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“Tut, Tut, looks like rain”
― A.A. Milne

It’s almost natural instinct to go out with the camera after a storm now, and whilst my intention wasn’t to try and get shots for the local newspaper this time – it was still to try and document how the country is suffering somewhat, with the current weather situation. Much of the County (Hampshire) still remains without power along with several other coastal counties further East of England. The storm is heading towards Scotland now whilst also giving North Wales a bashing – here’s hoping it dies out on the way up.

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Last night was supposed to be bad, but it wasn’t as horrendous as Monday. We kept power and the bins and a few bits of loose garden bits were thrown around but other than that, it was fairly quiet. The flooding hit today, particularly in places like Bournemouth. We headed to the New Forest where the story was much the same, flooded roads, trees down and broken fences.

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Lepe beach was suffering particularly with the beach road closed although a few vehicles braved the flood waters to travel along the coast. The Isle of Wight was just visible, but the weather improved as time went on and gradually a few people started to brave the conditions. Whilst the storms bring chaos for many, they provide good conditions for others, as this wind surfer proved….

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Christmas was warm and cosy. Lots of presents were given and received and nobody was disappointed! In fact we tested a brand shiny new Go Pro camera this afternoon whilst out in the Forest, perhaps footage will make its way here soon so all those abroad can see why we keep visiting with the camera! I can see that come January 1st it will be a battle to tear myself away from my new Kindle Paperwhite in order to do the daily blog…but I shall triumph!

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