The garden is starting to take shape now, as in I've just pulled everything up and out, the new fence panels survived Storm Dennis and I've filled the freezer up with some batch cooking as I keep forgetting to eat.
Bob and I have had some lovely long walks, despite the rain and I had a lovely visit from Mary and her son.
Wow the rain was heavy, everywhere around is flooded, Mary managed to get through Upton just before the road was closed. The main road in and out was opened 24 hours after it flooded. Mum and niece are completely cut off in Monmouth.
47 Sunday Walked Bob, cleaned windows in the dining room and conservatory and the sliding doors, rearranged the upstairs and scraped all the paint off the light fittings and bathroom tiles, hoovered. We've only got one bedroom with any furniture in it so it was a quick job. In between the showers I dragged all the garden waste round the front of the house ready for collection on Monday.
48 Monday Dog walk and coffee. Cleaned all the windows upstairs and gave the bathroom and shower rooms another clean. Mary from Over40andamumtoone and her son came to stay, she literally just made it through the flood water before the last route into Malvern was closed due to flooding. We walked Bob to the retail park for coffee, had dinner and spent the evening with red wine and a catch up.
No photos today just a screen shot of the flooding
49 Tuesday We walked into town, had coffee and cake and explored the Abbey. We caught the train home. Mary dropped me at the retail park on her way home, I did some shopping and walked back in the pouring rain, no umbrella. The evening was spent watching TV and reading my book.
50 Wednesday Walked Bob to the coffee shop, he's settling in really well to the UK despite the weather. Caught the train to Worcester for a few hours. Spent the rest of the day touching up the paint work on the top floor and catching up blog posts, reading and watching the TV.
51 Thursday Visit from my nephew, his partner and their son cancelled as it's now Gloucesters turn with the River Severn flooding and their route to the M50 and M5 is flooded. Took Bob for a long walk, did some more painting and sorted through emails and filing. Bob is now sitting nicely in the coffee shops and not bothered by other dogs.
52 Friday Dog walk, then a visit from a friend with her 3 year old twins. I met Kathryn the night my dad died, she was a neighbour who came out to see if she could help and took in child 5 at 2am. She dropped me in town on her way home, did some shopping, home, dinner, painting, TV and bed.
53 Saturday A very lazy morning with tea and blogging in bed, dog walk, home to find these flowers from a friend on the doorstep and painted a door. Child 2, 2a and 2b came up for the day. I cooked a chilli con carne in the slow cooker, we popped out to the retail park for a coffee and shopping. The cat wasn't interested in the baby, but Bob was concerned when the baby cried, but kept his distance. Evening to be spent in front of the TV.
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