Though we live a half hour drive from the coast, it's one of our favourite places to go with the family, weather permitting. Mersea Island is one of our frequent haunts, and has provided inspiration for several scenes/stories in my work (including a scifi short - The Bones of the Sea). But even here you can see the weather has had an impact.
I count my blessings that a boggy garden has been the worst we suffered, while my heart goes out to those who have lost everything in the flooding, many of whom still can't even return to their homes. And I'm even more grateful that spring appears to have arrived! I've already had a couple of warm sunny days sat out in the garden with my laptop or my lunch while my girls peck their way round the undergrowth. Let's hope there'll be no more storms hitting the headlines...or hitting us!
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