Email from Jeanette Hogarth re:Storm Desmond:
We are fine although it seems to have been raining for days. Richard fitted a water barrel to the shed roof yesterday and it is already full. Richard took Nell out in his oilskins , she was not impressed as Richard is rather tall but by the time he got to the woods it had stopped raining (for a while). Many things have been cancelled due, mostly to the high winds.
The lights and market stalls were due to be switched on last Sunday but were cancelled. It was thought they it might happen this week but the weather is bad again and the stall holders have other shows to go to. If we have any sense it is better to stay at home in the dry which I think most people are doing . The folk in Maryport and Flimby seem to have been hit the worst according to the television last night. The drains just cannot cope.
Off to the Pie and Chips, what a night to chose to go out at least the hall is only 5mins away.