Monday, 28 October 2013
The Great Storm of 2013 and a leaking sun roof
As many of you will know there was a terrible storm due in
last night and this morning and for many there was, but as it happens it did
not get very far northwards. Here in the borders between Britain England and Wales
in Shropshire it was very calm indeed and
inspection of the garden first thing this morning revealed that the car sun roof
had leaked slightly. In fact the weather was calmer here during the storm than
it was the few days before it. I will say that although it was bad along the south
coast of England and four people have died the BBC news keep talking like it
was the entire country and the reality is it was not and that up in Scotland
the wind reaches the same sort of levels most winters and wind speeds of 70 to
80 miles an hours are not abnormal in the far north and would never make the
news. Maybe the BBC News folk are all excited because it has happened on their
doorstep so to speak in .
I sort of thought they were getting a bit stretched for new stories when they showed
a film of a fallen tree that nearly hit a car which would have injured the
driver had the tree hit the car. London
Anyway the storm did manage to stop trains and has turned the power off to a load of folk down south but not up north. Those of us that live north of the Watford Gap have long considered life up north is much better that life down south, so I think many will feel that has been reinforced a little in the last twenty four hours.
I also moved a Shrub today and poked at a hole with a pointy stick and have been drumming tonight which is why I am in a rush and running a bit late. As it happens I have worrying news about tomorrow as I am off to see the dentist, who apparently still has power although he might lose it due to unexpected gust of wind blowing a pointy stick into his fuse box, that’s the buildings fuse box not his personally I don’t trust android dentists one bit.