At time of posting, 11pm, it has been raining non-stop all evening. Half an inch has fallen since about 6pm, and there is no sign of it stopping. Conversely, a blast of heat has come into the south of England, with London reporting 34C. Near continent will see 36C tomorrow, for only a day.
I have been writing a couple of short stories along the lines of local themes. One of them tells the story of a young woman being seized by a kelpie (or waterhorse), the other about two lovers wishing to elope, but missing each other through misfortune.