Yes it is true, it has been a very quiet 2016 so far, although in South Africa the old racism issue has raised its ugly head once again, and frankly I am not interested in that. Tewkesbury however is the same as usual, the only difference is that the water level has risen with the recent storms that the UK has experienced, the Avon and Severn have become one, and the flood plain outside my window has become a lake. The Carrant Brook that barely burbles is running strongly, and the local squirrel has probably started to take swimming lessons.
Now ordinarily that building in the middle is where the Severn/Avon locks are. I posted about it last year,
but currently it is easier to just go over the locks as opposed to through them.
Tewkesbury is prone to flooding, it is one of those things and probably has been like that since forever. Unfortunately it sits on two rivers, it is expected.
So, unless the weather improves and the Avon and Severn start dropping in depth things where I am may be a bit wet.
Meanwhile, in South Africa there is a drought. I would post some water back home but the SA post office is liable to steal it.
It never rains, it pours.
The river is slightly down and the lake outside my flat is subsiding, the locks are also starting to re-emerge.
It was however a sparkling morning, with frost on the ground, ice in the streets and a nip in the air, one of those beautiful mornings that I love so much with its stunning light and a chill that is not too uncomfortable.
I believe it may snow on Tuesday evening….
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