SELF-HELP #24

The power of nature 🌨🌨🌨

The river is very high

The fence is nearly completely submerged!

I dragged this out yesterday afternoon, not because I am particularly fond of it or the old wood inside it but if it floats away over the fence it will be a piece of single-use plastic further down the river!

The river breached the flood defences the other night and neighbours round the corner have been evacuated!

I am cheering myself up by packing my gift for the baby shower on Saturday β™‘β™‘β™‘

Apparently there could be another 10 days of this β˜”β˜”β˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #21

WIP winning πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

My week off started today. My plan was to make a start clearing up the mess in the garden but it has rained all morning and I am a fair weather gardener!!! However, I am glad I didn’t make a start as the river is rising again and guess what it is in the garden again 😣 really is getting rather boring…

So to keep myself amused I dug out a baby blanket that I keep listing on my WIP list but do nothing about. I think it last appeared on my blog in the autumn. Anyway celebration time 🍻🍻🍻 I have just finished it 🎈🎈🎈

Rhubarb and custard baby blanket β™‘

Feeling quite pleased that it is done but I am already thinking about colour combos for another one…

If the weather continues like this I will have no WIPs left or maybe that is just a bit of wishful thinking on my part πŸ€”

Trying to keep dry β˜”β˜”β˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #23

And now the clear up 🚿🚿🚿

The river is going down but the flood defences have been kept up as more water is expected from Wales πŸŒͺπŸŒͺπŸŒͺ

The swans are no longer racing down the river at 100mph…

I will start the clear up in the garden on Monday – the perfect way to spend my annual leave πŸ€”

But there are signs of Spring 😊

Doubt the bulbs I planted on the other side of the fence have done so well???

I will console myself with a bit of knitting.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #22

And still rising 🌨🌨🌨

I have never been keen on the name Dennis but gone off it even more since they have named a storm with it.

The river has risen again! !!

I have got a bit of clearing up to do when it goes down 😣

And the river is still rising. Happily the house is quite high up and there are good flood defences here but my heart goes out to those who aren’t as lucky as us.

Keeping warm and dryβ˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #16

Not even nice weather for ducks…

Hoping the weather is better with you all. It is absolutely dreadful here. All I want to do is stay in the warm and dry and do my knitting – no change there then!!! πŸ˜†

Thursday I had the school run and it took forever to get home so many roads were closed due to flooding 🌨🌨🌨

School quiz night last night so the Xmas stocking was duly stuffed with Christmas tat and offered as a raffle prize. I have started knitting one for my sister to use for her carols and mince pie evening. The people in my team were quite clever (luckily for me) but we fell on our face in the “Fun with Flags” round. I hadn’t even heard of half the countries let alone know what their flags looked like!!πŸ€”

So the river is rising again but not in the garden yet, although the flood defences are up in town. Surely there can’t be any more rain up there???

Back to my knitting I think β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #15

But what about my bulbs 🌷🌷🌷

My garden fence…

We have a water feature at the bottom of the garden. Not so long ago I planted a load of bulbs on the otherside of the fence – I don’t hold out much hope!!!

Our water feature!

Peaking over next couple of days and then clear up the mess. Glad I saved the grass seed for the spring….

Back to my knitting to cheer me up β™‘