Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Flood of News

I've been spending a lot of time at the cabin but it hasn't been much fun. It's been very wet. The rain has rarely stopped. Everyday it pours down. Each morning I walk down to the roadside to check if we're stranded but so far we've been lucky. Aberfoyle hasn't flooded. I think the meeting they had must have worked because the water seems to be draining south. England is now getting flooded instead.

Southern England
All the national news programmes have been describing how bad it is at the bottom of England. Cameron has brought the army in to help. That just shows how stupid he is. I don't think a bullet has ever stopped a river from breaking its banks. Maybe a tank but not the kind they use. Wouldn't the Navy be better qualified? They could just steer their amphibious crafts to the trouble spots, provided they weren't all hibernating. 


I bet the English frogs will get a big surprise when they wake up and discover their pond now covers a county. Big fish will have to adjust mentally to their new surroundings too. 


I bet she never thought her dog walking business would ever require a wheelbarrow. 



I think the car manufacturers have missed a trick this winter by failing to offer a car flood proofing service. They could over inflate the tyres so the car could float and offer a stilt frame to prop your car upon when parking or provide an optional anchor to use at high tide. Toyota could present a new hybrid model: part car / part boat. Useful during floods and tsunamis, to cater for the home and overseas (literally) market. They could call it the Prius Ferry. 

I bet there's a few English people jealous of James Bond at the moment.