They reckon a month’s worth of rain fell in an hour in Whitley Bay on Thursday. The drains couldn’t cope so the roads were flooded and lakes suddenly appeared. Me and the sprog had a great time paddling in one on The Links but then the Irish cousin (bootcamp boss) pushed me, literally PUSHED me, into the skate park which had become a deep swimming pool. I didn’t want to go in but she didn’t take any notice and gave me a great heave. Ha, ha, she was nearly the swimmer herself cos she almost tipped in! I got out mighty quick and beat it to the safety of the beach.