No laughing matter what some people are enduring. Have chatted to a Cheltenham person today rushing to finish the administration for a major event before the water and electricity get cut off. Have chatted to a friend in the Forest of Dean who reckons his house is about to become a resort-on-Wye.
All the more remarkable that we ran our Saturday skate festival in dry weather and all my guests arrived over the weekend for a family get together. Junior, off to Japan next week, couldn't get to his friends get together in Leamington Spa because, although the rail lines from Exeter to Warwickshire were clear, they had no trains down there yet.
In the midst of this, how about this deprivation-laden quote from the BBC news site. 'We had to collect our children from school in our racing hovercraft, as all the roads into and out of the village were blocked.'
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