When it rains…
When you picture the Seychelles, I imagine you probably think of something like this
Well, it’s not always like that of course!! We get some pretty spectacular rain here.
Generally I love it when it rains here. However, since August we have had SO much rain, I’m getting sick of it!
It’s nothing to do with the temperature, it’s still very warm when it rains. In fact, the slightly lower temperature is often very very welcomed!
The biggest problem is that we can’t get out of the house!!!
Apparently our house is built on an old lake so when it rains it’s very quick to flood…brilliant.
We are lucky that our house doesn’t flood but our whole garden does, I’m talking like completely underwater!
That picture was taken in August, it’s generally dry at that time of year!
That wouldn’t be so bad on its own but the little path out to the road goes completely underwater too meaning that getting out with two kids is impossible!! You can do it in a car but during the week Mark takes the car to work.
Initially Arthur was surprisingly cautious of it. He didn’t go in it at all. Until one day, actually it was the day my parents arrived in September, he got in and had a fantastic time! The water level had gone down a little from the photo above. He went in barefoot, true island boy style, but I was not too excited about that so I didn’t join the fun!
Mum and Dad bought Arthur a new pair of George Pig welly boots and so Arthur now gets excited by the “puddles” and runs upstairs to get his welly boots on!
When we get a tiny bit of rain, or when the heavy rain starts. The puddles are perfect for Arthur to splash around in. Koopa likes to play around with him too!
The morning after I took those photos Arthur wanted to go out in his boots again. It had rained through the night.
Arthur initially had lots of fun but when he got to the deepest part the water was higher then his wellies and he was not so impressed with that!
Notice the absence of Koopa in these pictures? I tried to get our big brave guard dog to go out and play with Arthur but he was having none of it!!
As I write this our garden is underwater again, it rained a lot in the night! It’s not raining right now though so fingers crossed it will drain away soon….that’s one of the benefits of island living, the soil is very sandy so water does tend to drain away quicker than you might normally expect!