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Family, Food & Flood

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Family, Food & Flood, a set on Flickr.


Oh dear, we seem to be so busy... These photos were taken last weekend & everyday we've been meaning to post them, but things get in the way - in a nice way of course...

We have another guest coming in the week, can't believe folks are still coming down, but it's great! Between our guests, occasional holiday let guests, Sime's gigs, Hugo's circus workshops/rehearsals & lots of never-ending paperwork... We are very busy & time is just flying!

The kidlets came over for lunch (a very rare get-together) & we drew our Secret Santa names out of Sime's top hat, so now have 3 weeks to get sorted & in true Smith style... We've done nothing yet! We have to either make or buy second hand & have a £10 limit to spend.

In the early evening last Saturday, the kids left & within minutes rang to say they were struggling to get out of the area due to flooded roads. None of us had quite realised just how bad the weather was & of course, none of us have TVs - so don't really keep informed with forecasts... When they had all arrived earlier in the day, it was dry. Sime had a gig in Hayle, so I decided to go with him. The kids thought we were mad & we were - the lanes around here were completely blocked just 20 minutes after Sal & Ryan got through, so Rose & Asa headed down to Mevagissey & rang to say it was clear. On their suggestion, we headed down there & only just made it through... Manhole covers were coming up, water was starting to fill the streets & fire fighters had arrived to take charge. We were advised to head home, but the show had to go on... Once we got to the main road in St Austell, we were fine & had a clear run to Hayle. While there, Rose kept us updated with radio announcements & we were unsure whether to even attempt to get home - a couple of folks offered us a room for the night, but Sime thought we should just have a go & if we failed - we'd just sleep in the car.

We had to turn round a couple of times, but eventually made it home using a tiny lane, which wasn't too bad. We got in at 2.30am & found we'd had a power cut... Poor Hugo was busy searching for a torch & candles, as he thought we wouldn't be home. Luckily, it came back on again within half an hour of us getting in & I think we slept for about 10 hours!

We'd forgotten to take out the camera that night, but the flood water photo featured here was taken 2 days later... Today it's been raining again all day, we took Hugo to his rehearsal for a week long show he has coming up & on the way home - we discovered the roads flooded yet again... We managed to get some photos & video, but it was dark, so we'll see if they've come out!

It seems that unlike other parts of the country, we have fairly mild temperatures!

Hope all is well with everyone else & your weekends have been enjoyable & not too cold...

Have a good week!

Love Kay & Sime xx


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