During our 'adventure' half term the week before last we spent a pleasant hour one afternoon walking along the River Severn in Bewdley. Bewdley is just a short 30 minutes away from our home in The Midlands but such a lovely little town full of old fashioned house along the banks of the picturesque River Severn.
Bewdley is one of the very few towns that has modern flood defences. In years gone by every time there was heavy rains the river would break its banks and the town flooded. On the end house of this street is marked the river levels in years gone by. Some of these floods would have been above my head.
A few years back flood barriers were installed and ever since the town has been saved from such damage. It proves that if the right investments are made, peoples homes can be saved. Yes, it cost millions but over time the cost to the insurance industry will be gained back.
After the recent floods in the UK this year it makes sense for other areas to get the protection they need to save people home and livelihoods.
It was quite late when we arrived and it was not long before sunset but we thoroughly enjoyed our walk along the banks of the river.
About 18 months ago The Boy started to avoid having his photo taken and it would be a real battle to get him to stand still. I made t quite clear to him that his Mother is a Scrapbooker and I MUST document everything. Lately he has taken to 'posing'. There are a large number of photos cropping up that look like this:
It is not his 12th birthday for another 2 months but we are already starting to see teen tendencies. I can honestly say I am not looking forward to when the hormones really kick in!