The last ten days or so have been quite mixed, not helped in some ways by the awful weather we've experienced. Our roof is still holding, thank goodness! There has been no volunteering activity this week for one reason or another, but normal service will be resumed next week with any luck.
It has been a week of cancelling things due to the travel problems caused by the flooding - both to the Hammer Out support group at Cheltenham and an appointment at Worcester Royal hospital. We're hoping for better things in the following days, as there are more expeditions to these two places coming up! For those who aren't in the know, all the bridges over the Severn within reach of us are closed (or routes to them flooded) except for the one on the outskirts of Worcester - the one everyone else is using! One can imagine what delays this is causing! So, getting to the M5 (or indeed Worcester hospital) is an adventure in itself. At least we've personally been spared any flooding unlike other poor souls.
During a brief respite from the rain and wind, when the sun appeared, we ventured up the Worcestershire Beacon again - this being the only path that isn't wet and slippery, and only really suitable for Colin at the moment. We did get to the top again - although it was tremendously blowy and cold up there - very bracing!
We've had the good company of some friends too - first last Saturday we received an impromptu invite to go with a couple of friends to Ledbury so that we could have a cuppa, whilst one was doing horse shopping (that is not shopping for horses, but shopping for horse things!). And one of Colin's walking friends visited us Tuesday for a good old natter.
Colin and Jane.