At about 4.45 this morning, I was woken by the sound of torrential rain hammering on the roof. At the time of writing this (about 1.45 pm), it's still raining - although not so hard. Reports of localised flooding have started to appear on the news channels and the view from our front windows is of water flowing like a river off the playing fields opposite, onto the footpaths and then pouring into the drains. Thankfully, no damage has been caused around here (as far as I know), but a walk was definitely out of the question this morning.
So, here is just one picture from our walk yesterday. From the old car parks near Shipley Lake, you get a good view towards the Power Station at Ratcliffe-on-Soar, some 9 miles away. Malcolm commented that wherever you are or wherever you have been, the sight of this power station always reminds you that you are near home. Belching smoke and steam and supplying electricity for more than 2,000,000 homes, it is quite something to look at. But when you hear people complaining bitterly about new wind turbines going up near their homes, we always ask "What would they prefer to see?"