Oh, wow, thank you all so much for your concern and kind thoughts.
Luckily, (knock wood) we've been ok up here in the north west of England - no major flooding.
It's extremely nice to know that people really look out for each other here - I was thinking earlier on today about you, Anna, jammy devil, sunning it in Greece - it's great to know that someone, somewhere, though is getting a few rays.
Thanks very much too, Jane - WHERE have you been hiding? I hope you're well and it's lovely to know you're back.
NoBones - what are you doin' up, hauntin' a keyboard! - you should be sitting or lying with your feet up, clicking and clacking. Just think, if you could find out where the Old Bat lurks, you could send her a tape recording of your knitting sounds
stop it - getting carried away there for the minute - must admit I was a bit incandescent when I heard her complaining about your knitting.
I'm really so pleased that you're back home now and that you're home is safe.
We've both been very lucky, here, Jen - considering what's happened these past couple of weeks. Just seen it on the news now that 350,000 people are having to live with bottled water for the next two weeks, not to mention the destruction and devastation caused to their homes.
I just hope it'll stop raining soon - enough's enough - wish that damn jet stream would take a hike where it can't do as much damage.
I'll PM you all in the next day or so (and I do usually carry out my threats) but I really just wanted to say 'Hello' and to thank you
all again for your thoughts - they're very much appreciated.
All the Best