Just after 4pm yesterday afternoon Andrea and I set of in the car to take Haggis our little Westie, to his regular grooming appointment about 2 miles away from our house. Within five minutes of leaving home we were in the middle of the worst storm I can ever remember - it felt like we were driving through a car wash - pitch black dark, very noisy with thunder, massive lightning flashes and very, very scary and it was like 'The Day after Tomorrow' It was hard to take in just how quickly the roads turned into rivers with torrents of water. Andrea who is always calm in any emergency negotiated floods, made many detours and eventually got us back home - we are very fortunate - no flooding at our house but hundreds of others have been flooded, had roof fires with lightning strikes, electricity off, no metro trains, no trains, cars stuck for hours and hours on the journey home from work, many schools are closed this morning due to flood damage - I'm sure many of you will have seen pictures of the Newcastle area on TV this morning and here are a few I copied from our local newspaper website taken in Newcastle and Gateshead - the third photo shows the road under the Tyne Bridge - it looks like the river!
and here is todays card
My guest DT card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge - to add a banner - I coloured Tilda with distress inks on watercolour paper. I added ivory pearl organza rose ribbon, orange delight satin ribbon, Zva crystal flourish, peaches and cream pearls and some white and tangerine pretty blossoms from here plus some cherry blossoms from stash
See you soon, Mary G