...although the five people who drowned in floods in the last few days would not have agreed. But for the fourth time so far this winter my shower room has flooded with stinking liquid mud, the third time the yuck backing up into the hand-basin in the hallway and also in my kitchen sink, and this time it has now done it again and it is still raining heavily. And because my washing machine drains into the same sewer it cannot be used and my laundry basked is overflowing. Just like the drains. And my house reeks. Oh well, as I said, we need the rain, and at least... so far... my ensuite has not flooded, so at least I have a loo and hand-basin I can use. But on the bright side, my back yard is now one huge swimming pool - full of liquid mud, true, but I am sure hippopotami would enjoy it!