Once again, great swathes of the country are under water. It is hard not to be moved by some of the harrowing images on the television. It is heartbreaking to see hard working people scrambling about their washed out homes , desperately trying to save their treasured belongings. Even David Cameron was moved by the devastation and went out to have a look for himself. At least he was able to look on the positive side of the events. Apparently, in his view, the country is not in as much trouble financially as the media portrays it. The dramatic increase in the number of indoor swimming pools is surely an indication of economic recovery.
David was not alone in identifying the positives in the situation. In several flooded out home I noticed fish tanks. That got me thinking what a pleasant change it must be for the fish. Usually they get visitors very infrequently.
If these floods continue as a regular occurrence, we are going to have to change our lifestyles to accommodate it. The issue of pets is likely to need redressing. It will be pointless getting a dog. Dogs tend to be energetic pets requiring regular walks. However, with the surrounds under water, perhaps pet selection will need greater consideration in future.