Ropes Hill Dyke sopping wet after lots of rain with most of the plots under water

The journey back to work in Norfolk, calling in at Mann-Egerton in Norwich but finding the new long-wheel-base Range Rover unsuitable, as it started to rain again.

I arrived at Heronshaw to find Ropes Hill Dyke sopping wet after lots of rain with most of the plots under water. I was pleased that the work done in raising my own land was paying dividends. More rifle practice and some phone calls to arrange decorating.

I was very tired this morning after the recent early mornings, and I was dozing in bed with my morning drink and very nearly spilt the hot tea all over me! Quickly showered, breakfasted and then some little time clearing my desk before I could pack ready to go. I had a little time for the gardener who I rarely see these days. It was a struggle to get packed and on my way back to Heronshaw but I was away in mid-morning and had a reasonable journey. A visit to Mann-Egerton in Norwich on the way where I viewed the new long-wheel-base Range Rover and learnt all about it. Unfortunately, the sliding roof that is fitted reduces the headroom and, unless the manufacturers can build a version without it, I will not be able to buy one.

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Onward to Wroxham to do some chores, shopping and then have lunch at BeeKays and then on further to Heronshaw, arriving as it started to rain again. Ropes Hill Dyke is sopping wet after lots of rain and most of the plots are under water. I was pleased that the work done in raising my own land was paying dividends. I fell victim to the gun again; spending the time before dark stalking and shooting a seagull and coot to test out my weapon. I really wanted either wood pigeon or goose, but I would have to wait for that. I worked all evening to make up for it, staining more decorative woodwork so that I think I will keep using stain rather than white enamel paint. Some telephone calls home and to decorators this evening and I am hoping to get the ceilings Artexed later this week or early next.