First of all, welcome to Julia Douglas via Bloglovin.
There we were, quietly watching tennis when the screen went black, a massive bolt of lightening lit up the room, a loud crack of thunder followed and so began the first part of the storm.
A myriad of hailstones (not the thing you want when you have small fruit ripening) fell out of the sky, swiftly followed by very heavy rain, which went on and on for about 1/2 an hour. Our gutters were soon unable to cope and the garden, in places, started to disappear under water again (similar to last year). Several pots were quickly inundated to when the rain briefly stopped, DB shot outside to put them all in safer places. This was the view from the back bedroom patio door after just a few minutes:
More storms later but hopefully we will be alright. That is more than I can say for some poor folks who no doubt, will be flooded out somewhere.