School run

So I’ve gone from a 10 minute drive from home to school in Hong Kong to a three hour drive in the UK from leafy Sussex to wet Somerset. Thankfully the kids are in boarding school so it’s not a daily drive especially as I have to negotiate the constantly busy M25 around London.

With the recent storms that have hit the South of England, it was always on the cards that one journey would be disrupted by the flooding. The road from Stonehenge to Street was closed and we were diverted via some smaller B roads which, unsurprisingly were also suffering because of the excess water. The white line of sandbags in the first photo shows how close we were to having our alternative route closed too.

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Thankfully it had stopped raining when we drove back a couple of weeks later after the half term holiday and it was a delight to see fields full of sheep with swollen bellies ready to lamb and even a few early lambs in the fields although they were so small they didn’t come out well in the photos. The Stonehenge road was open again so we were also able to enjoy the pigs in the opposite fields still wallowing in their preferred mud but at least they could leave off their wellies this time!

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I shall be going over to school next weekend and am looking forward to spotting some daffodils, snowdrops and crocus’ and watching as bare trees start to come back to life after the long winter. What a joy to be back in the UK for spring.


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