You may be wondering why the fair is still in Selly Oak Park. The simple answer is that they have got stuck in the mud. Or rather if they were to move their heavy rides they would tear the ground up too much. They have now got some of the heavier rides onto paths so can start moving off the park soon. But they will be with us for a few days yet.
The park is now wetter than I have ever seen it, even in winter, so wet that an unusual phenomenon has occurred: water zits. These are large bulges in the grass caused by water welling up under the turf.