ImageLittlebourne village green where there is normally no water at all... see the top of the seat where you can sit on a summer's day and eat your picnic? It's quite difficult to travel around because so many roads are closed and the pavements are an obstacle course of blue pipes pumping water out of the houses. The fire engines are out in force round every corner and the cellar of the newly refurbished pub is full to the brim. The signs up everywhere remind us to keep our pets and children away because it's not just water, water everywhere but diluted sewage.


Watercress is a local delicacy and now I suppose we are finding out why. This is the road to Garrington - and the watercress farm. I'm just so glad I live up the hill.