I'm not thinking of that dry January, although I wish you well if you have signed up to it. My greatest wish for 2013 is for some dry weather. Since April 2012 more rain has fallen on the West Country than at any time in the last 60 years. High tides and more torrential rain in the days before Christmas caused rivers and streams to burst their banks and the whole area has suffered from floods and land slips.
The normally gentle little river that runs through our village, pictured here in May 2012,
Despite the weather and the gloomy surroundings, the grandchildren made Christmas a happy time for everyone. The last of the visitors left (in the rain!) yesterday and we are busy putting the house back in order and doing all that laundry!
I wish you all a very happy New Year and a prosperous and dry 2013.