I saw this lovely box arrangement in Shoreditch yesterday and it's the first time I've ever seen a true grown-up version of the Playmobil vegetables and crates which Tom, Alice and Phoebe (and I) all loved when they were little. I was so pleased to come across it and took a photo of it to put here because it's a much-needed distraction and flash of colour amidst rain, dark clouds, more rain, high winds, rain, floods, houses standing in dark, cold, brown water, rain, making detours because of closed roads, stepping over hoses and pumps emptying water out of houses, avoiding cars parked on roundabouts and main roads because the owners can't drive as far as their houses, rain, and unwanted creatures taking shelter at night in the loft.
Our house is still in a dry spot, but every day we are checking the river, looking at water levels around people's houses, finding out from the BBC news what's happening close by. I don't know what the solution is, but the soldiers need to get their wellies on and David Cameron needs to stop saying 'we will do everything it takes to sort this out' and start saying what will be done. I feel so sorry for everyone whose property has been affected here and in other wet parts of the UK. Looking out of the window as I write, it's clear this enormous flooding problem is not going to go away quickly.