For the last two days we have had continuous gales that suddenly stopped at 6 pm last night and left an instant eerie calm. It is reported that we have had gusts of up to 80 mph on The Wirral – the strongest winds for years. And the repaired conservatory roof, ain't. They came out again on Christmas Eve and identified what they think might be the problem and will be out to fix it in the New Year. Until then we have to live with a plastic box in the middle of the floor again.
The Darwin Awards
The DarwinAwards for 2013 are out. The glorious winner was the character who, when his .38 calibre revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
I think number 3 should be taken off the list on the basis that as so many people park across our drive I find his reaction quite understandable!
They walk among us, they can reproduce.
I think this set of photos of abandoned places is spectacular. It will take you a while to scroll through it – especially if you read them all but I think it well worthwhile.