If they want it to rain all they need to do is announce a hosepipe ban!
So today we have monsoon season. They say April showers make May flowers, which means we can look forward to some spectacular herbaceous borders.
Step out of the front door of our offices and cross the road and you are in a park that is basically a field. At the other side is the River Leam, which has now risen by several feet. If it rises much further we will not be able to get into the office!
I remember the floods. I almost didn’t get back from Codies that night because of all the flooded roads. All the landrovers etc. in the area were being pressed into action to rescue people.
I used to live on Leam Terrace and the basement of my building got completely flooded. There’s a restaurant just a couple of buildings down the road from Kwalee which was completely submerged. The french chef was sitting outside, talking to the people gawping at his misfortune, and he was vowing that they would return, but I think it changed hands afterwards.
April 10 1998
Good article here: http://www.caroluk.org.uk/floods/
David Darling had a new car in his garage that went underwater, so the car was a complete write off.
And they can’t stop it happening again. If there is enough rain it has to go somewhere.