Sunday 24 January 2021


 I've had an active weekend, lots of pics I'll show you over the next few days.

This is despite the fact that some of my normal walking routes have been blocked off by the flooding from the Rivers Trent and Devon. They went high with snow melt from the Derbyshire hills initially, and then the heavy rains of the end of last week sent them well over the banks.

Riverside Park opposite the castle was flooded, most of the land beyond Mill Lane bridge is a lake, and finally our poor cricket ground finds itself completely underwater again. 

I really hope that the water clears quickly and the new grass we had after last years flood isn't destroyed. 

It's been a horrible week. More virulent and deadlier strains of covid got me down rather; it all felt endless again. 

Just got to hang on in.



  1. Love that castle picture Si. Yes indeed - hang on in there - that's what we are all doing now I think.

  2. Hope your floods recede soon, hope COVID might recede soon too

  3. This has been a rough time on the whole world, I think. Chin up. One day this WILL be done and dusted.

  4. Dramatic pictures! I hope it soon clears for you. Our local nature reserve is along side the Ribble - it was under water last week and the bridge carrying the traffic from the M6 was close to flooding. Thankfully, we're up the hill from there, but others aren't so lucky. Hang in there - it's got to improve.

  5. I know, it's hard not to be despondent some days though