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“I used to cover my windows in heavy curtains, never drawn. Now I danced in the sunlight on my hardwood floors.”
― Kimberly Novosel

We headed to the meadow again today to see what damage had been done after Friday nights storm. It was actually a lot less wet this time around and the new wellies held out a lot better than the old ones! The sun was shining so everything looked beautiful despite the wreckage of fallen trees and flooded boggy bits.

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We’ve lost a few trees since Friday, fairly big ones too. It’s quite sad to see because they’ve been there for so many years. A lot of work will be going on in the spring to dredge the lakes and remove the fallen trees. As well as this, we’ll hopefully have new trenches dug to make use of the free flowing water and create some more wet areas for the wildlife to enjoy.

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William spent a great deal of time filming the meadow from the air which hopefully means that an awesome video will be available in the near future! In the meantime he let me have a few stills..

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Unfortunately, the photography was cut short when I fell and damaged my Achilles/Tendon thingybobs. A quick visit to A & E and a few hours of hobbling later – and I’m bright eyed and editing my photos plus writing this blog!

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1pano

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!”
― Maya Angelou

It’s hard to ignore the weather – storm after storm has been attacking the UK and the latest is due in about an hours time where we are. The weather is appalling. Yesterday it was beautiful and the water levels had a chance to drop just a little bit – today they are right back up again.

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Everyone is wishing for a break from the rain – but then we’ll likely have a hosepipe ban (although maybe we’ve had enough rain to last us a year already!) Stockbridge, a lovely little town with beautiful shops and a quaint high street, was busy piling up the sandbags yesterday. They were barricading parking spaces on the main street to stop cars driving into the floods and swamping their front doors.

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Everywhere, traders are battling against the road closures with signs proclaiming that despite everything, ‘We’re still open!’ if you just bother to follow the poorly signed diversion routes and find us…

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