Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Nice weather for ducks

I'm sure we're not the only family in the UK to have a new Christmas tradition; watching the weather forecasts keenly to see if extreme conditions will scupper plans for meeting up.

In previous years we've cancelled and delayed get-togethers due to snow. This year, the UK is experiencing heavy rain and floods that are likely to result in 2012 being one of the wettest years on record. 

On Christmas day we enjoyed the simple pleasure of splashing and wading through puddles and watching an impromptu synchronised swimming display from the ducks. But we also thought of all those who have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding, or who weren't able to travel to be with loved ones. That's no fun at all.

Now you see us...
Now you don't!

If you're traveling in the UK this week, check the weather forecast before you leave home. Here are some useful links:

Environment Agency
AA Travel News
BBC Weather

Stay safe.


  1. We've had miserable weather today--starting with rain, to sleet, to freezing rain, to snow and back through the list a couple of times. Roads are slippery with lots of fender benders. I hope it all clears up tomorrow.

  2. weather is horrid so enjoying pj days and playing games with the family xx merry christmas and happy new year xx

    1. We're doing the same here! Season's greetings to you too!