Well the rain it fell, and I spent a worried night - hoping that Ruby and the chicks would stay dry - thankfully they did, but as I went down at 7am to check, I thought I'd go and see if my lovely advertising banners had blown away. The banners are safe and sound, but Sainsburys car park resembles a beach! Full of sand and silt with a unique waterfall as the stream now rushing like a river through our garden, which USED to flow through the orchard, finds any way it can to bypass the new drain it has been directed through by the contractors.
The good news is that The Secret Garden has lived through the most rainfall in living memory (possible exaggeration), and is not flooded. The barn has a bit of a pond in it, but that will soon drain. And still the rain falls. So if yo're shopping in Sainsburys this weekend, come in your wellies!! :)