I don't normally post about world issues, but it's hard not to think about the poor souls in the south of this country, who have had their homes and surrounding damaged by the floods and wind.
My thoughts are with all the victims whose homes, possessions and livelihoods have been destroyed. We all take for granted how lucky we are, and I just wanted to spare a moment to pass on my sympathy for what must be truly awful.
If this is a sign of things to come, and the South of Britain is set to endure these storms each year, then we must all try to work together to make a difference and protect our coastlines and those that live on them.
We should all spare a thought this evening, wherever we are, for those affected. I sit here in the Midlands watching the pelting rain coming down and can only imagine how much worse it must be in those areas. It must be a living nightmare.