Dear Imogen

Yes, we are due to have another visitation, and this one is rumoured to be a doozie.
But I’m laughing about it.

As I sit in glorious, albeit draughty, sunshine, I watch the white fluffy clouds in a blue sky rotate round us like some kind of carousel.

Pain awoke Hubby around 5am, so he got up and checked the weather.
A thick band of green was heading our way on the radar, so he got dressed and took a sleepy, but willing, Maggie out for a wee as it looked like it was going to be with us for a few hours once it arrived.
He made it back after the ‘early performance’ without so much as a drip, then made himself a cup of tea whilst Maggie snuggled into me and back into the land of Doggy Nod.

sleeping maggie

This picture was taken a few years ago in the cottage, but you get the idea.

 I awoke at 8.15 to find Hubby spooned behind me and a faceful of mutt wanting to go out.
I could hear no tell tale pitter patter, so told Hubs to sit up so that I could get out of bed and he could roll over into the warm bit.

I had a smashing walk, meeting up with several other owners out with their pets, and gave Maggie free reign as to the route and duration. She was obviously tired and after doing the normal business at the normal hour, she headed for home.

Back at the boat, we have had breakfast, and I’ve checked the headlines and weather.
All is now clear.
Imogen has got lost (link)

Either that, or our Island known as Britain has moved.
Geography was never one of my best subjects (I failed at O level), but as far as I can recall, The English Channel is sort of to the South East of us, and Ireland is to the West. Cornwall and Devon are on the South West coast.

UK mapWeather map, 10.30 hr 7th February 2016

I believe that some storms can go round in circles, but I wouldn’t describe any of those as ‘sweeping across the country’.

Talking to one of the marina staff this morning, several towns up river are under water where some of the river banks have burst after the non stop rain we had yesterday. This is going to be heading our way, and I’d already noticed that the water level here was up and some of the gangways are again under water. In fact, our pontoon is almost level with the bank, and just two days ago, we had a good six feet clearance. It’s going to get windy this afternoon though, so maybe Imogen has just decided to take the scenic route and ‘look around a bit’. 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Dear Imogen

  1. scifihammy says:

    It’s odd what paths storms can decide to take. I’m glad Imogen missed you 🙂

    • Sadly she’s boomeranged, and is hitting us now. Winds are up to 55 mph and increasing, and the water level is almost as high as it was a short while ago. Boats on the river are inaccessible as the gangways are all under water and those parked on the lower car park have moved their vehicles across to our side. By all accounts, Imogen is going to be the worst storm of the winter so far, and is expected to carry into tomorrow, though whether that is actually in our area is unclear at the moment. We’ve given our new yellow suits a good test drive and they’re brilliant. We are therefore keeping lovely and dry when we have to take the dog out. She is being an absolute love and doing what is expected without fuss, bless her.

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