Spain, California - anywhere but here!
Walking the dog has become a bit of a nightmare. The paths in the woods are inches deep in squelchy mud, making any slope with more than a very gentle gradient a dangerous descent. Meanwhile, the grass in the parks and fields has been trodden away - and the soil oozes water where there are not puddles lying on the surface. And this is at the tops of hills where the underlying rock is permeable chalk!
The one consolation - well, there are more consolations than one but this is the main one -is that this part of the country has, so far, avoided the floods that folks in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland have had to endure.