I paid a visit to Mottisfont House and Gardens this morning. This is where I volunteer on a Monday, mainly in the countryside. The River Test, famous for its fishing, runs through the estate, and I’ve been watching it gradually encroach into the surrounding fields. The change between Monday and today, is astonishing and now the fields are completely flooded. The UK has been at the receiving end of a conveyor belt of storms coming across the Atlantic, and many areas are flooded, in some cases up to five metres deep. It’s difficult to predict when the floods may even start to recede. We had a storm most of yesterday afternoon and evening, and the water from that will take a couple of days to filter down.