Thursday, 31 December 2015

A funny old year


It really has been a funny old year, especially the last few weeks and months.

On Boxing Day morning we received notification to leave our house due to severe flood risk and while the road and our garage were under water, thankfully our home was left unscathed. My heart goes out to all those who have had homes and businesses ruined by flooding, especially artists and small business owners. All in all it has been a very stressful time in my adopted town of Bingley, but it has as made me all the more grateful for what I have. The support of the local community, friends and family is truly astonishing.

I am sending out the old year helping with Bingley Flood Support group and then resting next to the fire. Here's to a calmer, dryer 2016!


9 comments:

  1. The flooding has been awful so I am glad that you have stayed safe. I hope that continues. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Julie. All the best to you for 2016

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  2. Thank you for all you share here ... may you find peace and happiness in the new year.

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    1. Thanks Liz. Happy new year to you too :)

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  3. Sorry to hear about the flooding in your area. Wishing you a better time ahead in 2016.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. We got off lightly really. So I'm definitely counting my blessings.

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  4. you might find this article interesting, Hannah

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-flooding-how-a-yorkshire-flood-blackspot-worked-with-nature-to-stay-dry-a6794286.html

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    1. Thanks India, yes that's very interesting. There was a similar argument in the Guardian last week. I can only hope that politicians see the wisdom in 're-wilding' our rivers and waterways.

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  5. I'm glad you've stayed safe, the floods are awful at any time of the year, but particularly upsetting around the festive period.

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