Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England


Wet Wet Wet

Well at least the fish are happy; we had 48mm of rain yesterday and a further 33mm since midnight, granted most of that was tattooed upon the roof around three am, it woke me, but it’s  been dry most of the day.

fish three

The drive into the yard continues to crumble under the force of the water, great deltas of silt and gravel and neatly stacked piles of leaves are all that left in the yard this morning.


The outdoor tomatoes look like they would like to book a week away in Spain or Greece.

Green Toms

Mr Uhdd is staying in a tent in Scotland with Tom,(fortunately it isn’t raining up there) he ran the Ben Nevis fell race today, up and down in 2:06, not quite the time he wanted, but there was no more to give; Mr and Mrs Laid back runner are with them and he met  up with my fellow blogger Sarah from Aberdeen, her man was running too.  Usually we all go to Fort William for a few days, however this year the race has fallen so that the boys are already back at school and Joe declared, (he is not as keen a traveler as Tom) that he did not want to spend 16 hr of a weekend in a car so we have stayed at home, the last I heard they were going for an Indian meal, *sigh* I’ll go and look what we have in the fridge.