After The Rain

It has finally stopped raining but is still blowing a gale out there.  Although most of the UK is forecast to have another heatwave this week, we shall be struggling to see any sunshine at all.  Warm but mist and fog will be the order of the day here apparently.

This morning there were so many leaves and twigs strewn across the garden following the gales that it looked like autumn rather than summer.




The Highways Officer called around this morning to take a look at the damage caused by the recent torrential rain and the overflowing road drains.  He agreed that the drains need to be expanded and said that this will be added to their to-do list and may be started in the next few weeks.

P now has to order a load of gravel and start the job of repairing the drive.  Lucky him.







22 comments:

  1. I like the Pergola and seated area and the blue Geraniums.

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    1. Thank you. Those geraniums are everywhere - they need cutting back quite a lot.

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    2. You could divide them in September?

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    3. We would have to give them away as we have no room for any more!

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  2. That rain must have been indeed torrential.

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    1. It was quite a violent thunderstorm by all accounts. Being deaf, I slept through it!

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  3. The drive looks like some of our roads here, badly in need of repairs.
    Love the little seating area.
    Briony
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    1. Thanks Briony. We don't use that picnic bench much these days as we tend to sit at the table just outside the door. Shame really as it has the best views. Must make an effort to use it more!

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  4. Your seating area is mighty. Hope you get to use all the outside space this 'summer'. Our rain was good and heavy for about two hours and now we have sunshine. The grapevines, Olives just lapped it up. So did I

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    1. Our rain has been good and heavy for days rather than hours! Always the same just after a hosepipe ban is introduced 🙄

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  5. We have the heat over here in Suffolk but with a nice easterly breeze.
    The rain you had certainly looks to have caused some damage - very annoying

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    1. That's one way to describe it - more polite than the words we were using!

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  6. At least the shingle and mud didn't flow through your house. The clearing up job would have been much harder. As it is, it will keep your husband occupied for a few days with a shovel and rake.

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    1. Yes, we are fortunate that the original part of the house was built on brick pillars. The new extension you can just about see in the photo does at least have a couple of steps so avoided the flow of water.
      P has been out there already shovelling and trying to fill in the potholes.

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  7. Well, you can’t have everything .... you have Peel Castle and the view of it from your house !🙂 Is that normal weather for you for this time of year ? That was some downpour. XXXX

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    1. We do usually have more than our fair share of wet and windy weather in summer but the thunderstorm the other night was pretty unusual. I think it also affected parts of Scotland and North West England too, particularly the Manchester area, as we are quite close neighbours.

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  8. Have you heard of the concept of equality JayCee? Get your overalls and your steel toe-caped boots on, grab a shovel and get helping Lord peregrine with the driveway repair job. It's only fair.

    P.S. I got a little sunburnt today here in Costa del Yorkshire.

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    1. I have been helping him of course. Every so often I lean out of the window and point out where he has not done it correctly. He is so grateful for my input.
      Sorry to hear about your sunburn. We have started to turn rusty.

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  9. I think that's the first IoM number plate I've ever been aware of.

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    1. Oops, should have blanked it out.

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    2. You have got a blue van? I thought you'd have an open-topped Bentley.

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    3. Oh, that old thing? I think it belongs to the groundsman.

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