The day started nice enough but by the time our walk started the heavens opened.
Five of us turned up - including the guide John Roberts. From the left, Anne (neighbour), Karen (neighbour and best friend) Moi, Shirley (friend from pottery class).
John took us through Rosecroft wood and we came back to the village hall for soup, roll and some home baking. Other people from the village popped in for lunch and we had a raffle. Fortunately we had prepared everything before setting out as when we returned around 12.30pm there was no running water - until 5.30pm.
These are our new neighbours - Jay and Graham. I have known Jay for over 20 years as I taught her son.
Alison and Sue Stevenson (Daughter in law and Mother in law, and John Roberts our guide.
As well as no water we had a flood through the village.
Today, Saturday the flood was not as bad but still a significant factor affecting our litter-pick. The village, like many other communities took part in the national "Clean for the Queen" campaign in preparation for the official celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday in May. We will be holding a village tea party where all the village will be invited to the village hall for afternoon tea on May 15th.
Our local Asda store sent their community worker (2nd left) and the community offer from the borough council came too, supplying high visability vests, litter pickers and plastic bags.
So...considering we have had a flood, were without running water and torrential rain we had two productive events and raised £100 for village hall funds.