Travel theme: Ripples

These are ripples where ripples should not be – yet another very wet 2012 summer led to a significant rise in water levels along the Trent such that the gardens nearest to the river at Shughborough Hall, Great Haywood were under water; these trees should be rising from verdant lawns, not ornamental lakes.  Now we are told that following  six out of seven summers with above below-average temperatures and sunshine, and above-average rainfall, the UK “could be in the middle of a 10-20 year cycle of wet summers.  I don’t think I wanted to know that:Shughborough in flood

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