One of the best things about taking a holiday in January, is that you get to miss January in the UK. When we left it had been raining for weeks, and although the sun wasn’t setting until 4.30pm, it was dark enough at 2pm to turn on the lights. We hear that it has been like that the whole time we were away, so we really did pick the right time this year to leave Europe!
I found out today that about 10 days ago the army turned up in the middle of the night and sand-bagged the back gardens of the houses across the road from us. (see my post on Oatlands Palace for some maps of our area) We thought the water was getting close! Good to know that we would have been OK for another few inches at least!