On Saturday 25th of February, instead of having friends around for afternoon tea and dinner, we found ourselves defending our besieged house from a combination of torrential rain and blocked drains. The following pictures are to prove that we didn't just make it up because we were running late with the food.
This is a photo of one bright spark who thought it would be a good idea to get out of the street as fast as possible... not caring about the people houses who were, until he charged through, almost flooded.
In this one you can see in the distance a blue car up to its headlights in water, what you probably can't make out is the red car even further off in the distance that is even worse off.
This is looking out of our front door. It was about this point that we cancelled our plans for the afternoon.
Our garage was totally flooded, which has forced us to actually unpack all the boxes that we hadn't got around to unpacking since moving in.... last august.