Photo: Sand Bags by Peter Griffin
The Weather forecast looked grim. High winds and flooding across England.
Thomas knew what to do. As a war movie veteran, he got his reluctant family organised.
“Right, we need to build two lines of sand bags to form a flood redoubt”.
No one seemed to know what a redoubt was, but Thomas wasn’t to be put off.
“We don’t have sand or bags, so we’ll have to improvise. Kids, I’ll get some soil from the garden, you bring me pillow cases!”
Mum collected a week’s worth of provisions.
They waited, as the clouds parted…
and the sun streamed through.