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Monday, 5 August 2019

Next door's roses

Luckily the folks next door enjoy gardening as they have a very big garden with very long hedges.

These spendid roses are on their drive just outside their front door.

Trump

As usual, lead by example?  Inane comments.

See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49230861

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Anglesey Abbey Bridge

This bridge at nearby Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property, was repaired by one of our neighbours recently. It is photographed by lots of visitors.

Dam Damage

As I write, great chunks of the dam above Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire have collapsed and 6500 residents have been told to evacuate their homes. The damage was caused by the recent very heavy rains. If the dam gives way it could inundate homes.

For those residents who get back to their homes (eventually) it will be very worrying unless the dam is completely rebuilt to modern safety standards.

See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49189955