Mummy Can I go and Play on the Swings ?


Of course dear just so long as you put on your swimming costume….


Well that was a weekend to remember. Gales and very heavy rains. Flooding in most parts of the country, some very much worse than here.

The sun did pop out for brief look around, just long enough for Buster and I to have a walkies…. obviously muddy underfoot but at least w didn’t get wet. Not that we were going for a picnic, that would have been a problem….


Just up stream from here the River Derwent has overflowed its banks but here most of this flood water is from the sky. Taking a look at the weir here at Darley Abbey Mills there is still some headroom for the river but it is clear that the head waters will soon reach here and no doubt add to the floods…


It is also a good job that it isn’t the Cricket Season as there is no chance of play today….or for some time..



The forecast for the week does not sound good…. whilst Storm Dennis will leave us sometime Monday the remainder of the week looks decidedly wet.

17th February

(C) David Oakes 2020

16 thoughts on “Mummy Can I go and Play on the Swings ?

  1. It’s interesting that the children’s play area was affected whilst the surrounding area looked dry! Lots of flooding around here – haven’t been out to photograph any of it – much too windy (I dislike wind!). Dry today and, as you say, more rain due from Wednesday onwards.


  2. We are expecting more rain as well. Some serious flooding on the west coast already – more to come. That bench photo…is there a shark lurking behind it…?


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