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Monday, 23 July 2007

Water water everywhere, nor any ... you know the rest

A one-minute wonder of a blog, this, just to say thanks so much to those who’ve e-mailed.

Yes, Gloucestershire is bad: we are 10 minutes from Cheltenham who were meant to lose "amenities" after us (but greedily queue jumped) and 10 minutes from Tewkesbury (wellington-boot and dingy-led hogger of current news’ footage on TV) and are awaiting the loss of water and power any minute, conserving like mad (eeek, how our hair squeaks) and hoping that everyone else is doing likewise – though going by stories that fisticuffs have broken out in Tesco over bottles of water, maybe not.
Waitrose, earlier, was thoroughly more civilised, and where T10 and I bought a modest 15 litres, at a very modest £3.27, the bottles handed over by gorgeous male-type people in stripey shirt and Behaving Really Frightfully Well and wishing that all females were worthy recipients, aka: Celia Johnson. As did I, I fancied a little breathy moment amid the stress and latent trolley rage.

Really, it’s one thing a) being a rubbish summer and b) living in a *loody building site with c) a rampant mental bag of fur on 4 legs, but quite another being a dangerous rubbish summer in a *loody building site with ... Lolly (you guessed c)).

More later.

17 comments:

Grouse said...

The daughter has just left Cheltenham where she has studied and worked at the uni for the last five years.......how was that for timing?
Hope you still have power. Just think, Milla, when you're snowed in and stuck in front of your computor this winter you'll look back on all this and.....oh! I just dont have the heart to finish this sentence........cheer up M! We are thinking of you!

lampworkbeader said...

A bit damp where you are then....?
Hope you manage to keep out of the worst. Best wishes L

annakarenin said...

But the flip side is you're blogging again. So every cloud has a silver lining even the buggers over here at the mo.
XX

Suffolkmum said...

Glad you're still above the surface, I was getting worried. Oh good old Waitrose, where would we be without them? So pleased to see a blog.

Zoë said...

Hope it doesnt get too awful, in the 1987 storm we had no power/water etc for 10 days, it did get miserable but neighbours etc that were back on were incredibly generous. I do hope it all gets better soon, having the builders in is bad enough without having everything distrupted, If I could help I would, but Ill send you lots of positive vibes instead. xx

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Now might be a good time to build a raft ... poor thing!!

ChrisH said...

Just pleased to hear from you. Hope things pick up (but not the water levels!)

CAMILLA said...

Definately a year for the Diary I think Milla. Hopefully though, you will see the sun-shine in Espana, so no wellies to think about. Do you live near my husband's late uncle's previous home; Bingham Hall in Cirencester which he bequeathed? perhaps that is under water too! Yes, the fur babe, who is looking after her Milla, in the suitcase? Enjoy your hols Milla,so great to see you blogging again, see you when you get back.

Camilla.xxx

@themill said...

I have nominated you for a RGB award.
Hope you dry out soon.

Rob Clack said...

Following up on your comment on my blog (thank you!) just found your site and you're right in the midst of it all! And with the builders in! Good luck to you.

I just realised it was this day last year that we had a flash flood in Royston. If you've nothing better to do (hah! as if!) go to here.

Our flood was trivial compared with yours, but we found it pretty hard, just the same.

Pipany said...

Am B****y sick of this weather, but at least we haven't been flooded here. Enjoy the holiday Milla xx

elizabethm said...

hope water has receded by now. we've been in newfoundland for a fortnight and they found the floods so bad they were even in the papers - all looked very scary. maybe builders and puppy have been washed away?

Pondside said...

I hope that by now you are drying out - I haven't see anything in the papers for a few days.
It's good to see you blogging again - and to know that you haven't been buried under all the reno-agro!

PG said...

Milla, I'm posting this so that you can see if you can access my blog, red flannel elephant. I've made it private, so you shouldn't be able to.

Exmoorjane said...

C'mon you old baggage - another blog please.....NOW!!!!!!!! No excuses.

Exmoorjane said...

Er, you've been tagged if you didn't know! C'mon....12 thing that would bring you out of a coma - soul-scents, sounds and touches..... G'won you know you want to...

ChrisH said...

Hi Milla,
Of course I had to look after your comment and your dad's work is glorious - I'll show Tom. Do you paint too?