And this was the lull before the storm. During the night it got stormy and by morning there were 6 trees down in the garden and flood warnings all round this area.
It rained so much that the fish pond overflowed and when we went out in the afternoon, during a blink of dry weather, we found dozens of them on the grass. We were quite astonished to find that when we picked them up and put them back in the water, they were (mostly) still alive. So that’s a few lives saved today.