I know that this is nothing in comparison to the adverse weather conditions that people are suffering across the globe. but, here in Wales over the past 24 hours, we have suffered some horrific high winds and now torrential rain.
It is definitely a day for lighting the fire and watching a movie, or as Manchester United are playing Wolves this afternoon, it will be the match. I know I promised a vintage post and I will get around to doing that. I just wanted to show you the height of the river running past the house today.
It is a fabulous sight, although quite scary.
For those of you who have told me in the past, that they don't have sound, I am showing a tunnel that goes under the road, it is about five feet in diameter and during my sons ninth birthday party, he was nearly killed in it..
Being totally football crazy, he entered the river, after his new football had been kicked in, it was probably as flooded as this!
I did not see what happened but about ten little boys came screaming into my kitchen " George J, has gone through the tunnel and is clinging to a tree on the other side of the road"
I could not believe what I was hearing we ran out and sure enough there he was one hand on the tree, the other holding his new football tight to his chest.
He was rescued by his dad...
Became a legend to his friends..."He was prepared to risk his life for a Football"
I told him.......
"For Fuck sake, I will buy you a new football..... Next time.. Leave it !!"