A family had to be rescued from their holiday cottage in Gloucestershire after being stranded for more than a week.
Eight adults, four children and a dog were rescued on Saturday from the cottage which had become isolated after the Environment Agency closed a flood gate, separating the home from the rest of the village.
The family spent the week inside playing board games.
Farmers unable to get winter crops in the ground because their land is waterlogged have told shoppers to expect rising food prices in 2013.
Hundreds of flood warnings are in place across England and Wales, with Scotland warned to prepare for heavy rain.
As much of the UK faces flooding and the heavy rain continues, will Christmas be a washout?