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And then the rain came......

When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles - Pooh Bear

What a lot of rain we have had. For two weeks now, apart from the odd few hours it has consistently rained. Whilst a lot of people complain I have to admit I don't mind the rain. Of course I would rather have sun but even as a small child I used to love walking in the rain, sheltering under tress and watching it pour down whilst I was relatively dry. As I got older, going on walks, finding a rustic shelter and then stopping and drinking coffee whilst all around me the world was getting refreshed. I don't even mind running in the rain. There is something quite cathartic about it.

Of course I realise rain brings suffering to many with the terrible floods that occur. We as a nation are to blame for that. I am currently working part time for the wildlife trust and conservation of land and habitats is of course high on their priority list and a topic often discussed around the lunch table. I am not even going to begin the debate on what should be done to try help avoid flood disasters but I think a good starting point would be to pour less concrete over our environment. Rainwater cannot penetrate concrete so has t find an escape route by running off into our already overwhelmed drains. Maybe if new housing and business developers took a little more time on considering how they could build whilst also protecting the environment then it would be a start. For householders, surely returning to grassed lawns and flower beds is not such a bad thing?

I sit here looking out of the window as I write this blog and the rain has stopped so I intend to shower and get dressed and go out walking. I'm sure I will get wet at some pint as more rain is forecast but as Eeyore famously said "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually."

Until next time..... Happy Sunday x

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