Floods, Writing and a Change of Days

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Good evening from a very blustery and soggy Surrey. As I type, the rain has started to fall once more in our little area of the United Kingdom and the Environment Agency has issued Flood Alerts for various Surrey rivers once more. Our area was sorely affected by the Christmas 2013 flooding and whilst our house escaped the worst of the flooding, we certainly had to shore up defences with sandbags just in case. Christmas Day saw our local rivers bursting their banks. Floodwater moves silently but quickly. By the time the Doctor Who Christmas Special aired on TV, approximately three quarters of our rear garden was resting underwater. Drains already brimming with excess water could no longer cope, rendering most of our road’s toilets unusable. Yet there was something the flooding couldn’t dampen… the spirit of Christmas camaraderie amongst neighbours, all of us making sure each family was safe and well. I’d also like to thank all the workers who gave up their Christmas celebrations to help everyone affected by the flooding – all the Council workmen who handed out sandbags by the hundreds on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, the Water Authorities who battled the elements as best they could… there are so many of you that I just want to express gratitude to. You will always be appreciated – thank you.

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I am still busily writing the second book of ‘The Journey‘ series. The direction of the book has taken a radical change in direction, veering from the originally proposed subject matter (Earth Changes) onto totally unexpected carriageways. I have made good progress thus far, breaking for a Christmas hiatus of sorts. The Journey will resume its written course upon a return to normal routines next week.

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Also returning to a regular timeslot after the Christmas and New Year break is my Open Roundtable on the incredible FreedomSlips Revolution Radio Station. The show has now moved to Wednesdays, Midnight EST (US), 5am GMT on Studio A and you are all welcome to join me. Any concerns about global political situations? Want to chat about paranormal experiences? Or would you like to chat about matters close to your heart? Wander over to FreedomSlips.com, join us in our vibrant chatroom and give me a call.

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4 responses to “Floods, Writing and a Change of Days

  1. Love the reflections of brooklands museum picture.
    Lets hope the rains clear soon.

    • Hello to a wonderful fellow Surrey resident – it’s good to meet you, Sarah 🙂 I’ve had the chance to have a quick glance at your beautiful site this evening and I’m so looking forward to enjoying your photography.

      The photograph of Brooklands Museum has captured the occasion so well – standing proud and beautiful, that pride reflected in the flood waters. The Museum was cleared very quickly after the flooding.

      We have certainly been through the storms here in Surrey, haven’t we? How are you in Croydon? Warmest wishes, Willow.

  2. i are splashing thru yer basement wearing my wellingtons! wheres the drain?
    SJ

    • Good evening SJ 🙂 It’s really lovely to see you here 🙂 Been inundated again the past couple of days but all is drying up nicely now. See you over at the FreedomSlips Revolution Radio Chatroom. Willow x x x

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