Yesterday morning had a very spooky Derek Acorah type feeling to it, though it was about ten o’clock in the morning it was almost dark, there were ominous rumblings in the sky and suddenly as we were watching Jeremy Kyle the satellite link cut out ......that’s when we knew it was serious!
Then the rains came ……
….. and Nigel being Nigel thought it was his birthday and Christmas all rolled into one ….. and since it was a rare occurance of a metrological type nature we indulged him and let him “express himself” in the deluge!
Then we thought we could hear some commotion coming from the road outside and found that the centre of the village was underwater …..
It was unbelievable…..
…… like something from the Man From Atlantis (but not salty water).
Whichever way you looked the village was flooded under about two feet of water ….. including the shops in the parade, including and our favourite papershop
Nigel wanted to build an Ark, worrying about the stranded poodles etc. in the Pet Grooming Parlour …..
The girls from Lloyds Chemist donned flourescent jackets and diverted the traffic while the men from the village stopped and watched and took photos!
In the end the fire engines came to block off the main road and attempt to rescue two cars that were well and truly stuck in the middle of it all.
gossiped chatted amongst the other village folk no one could ever remember an event like this ….. and all because of ten minutes of rain!