From notes, Thursday July 26:
King's Sutton; a station we passed at 1:40 (we caught our 11:45 train by the skin of our teeth). It's nearly flooded on the left; very close to the house steps that are nearby. The water feels menacing here.
It's raining again. I'm on page 382 of Harry Potter. It's quite gripping. I've never read a HP book so quickly before. Matthew is reading Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen, in desperation. He bought 2 Terry Pratcher books in Haworth but read them in 2 days.
It must be pretty here when the sun shines. The rain is blowing side ways across the sodden fields. I don't see any sheep. This is a nice train; quiet with a clean bathroom. The seats are comfortable. Whenever we go through a tunnel, my ears plug badly. Not many people are on this train.