The weather is crap. All day grey, dark and rain. Last week I wrote that I was looking forward to the colours of Autumn, but this isn’t quite what I meant! But, I have a roof on my house, the garden furniture is still in the garden, soaked, but there, my car is not upside down over the fence. I didn’t wade to the shop up to my knees in muddy water to find no supplies, and I have water coming out of the tap to fill the kettle still working through the wonder of electricity. Chopwell Woods are not on fire and blocking out the daylight, and I am not packing a bag to head to a shelter. I’m warm and toasty in my home, and bloody grateful I live in a land so far not plagued with extreme climatic conditions. I cannot imagine how the people in Irma’s swathe must feel, or those living in the path of the fires in Montana, Oregon, Washington & California, or the family’s of over 1200 people killed in the floods of India, Nepal and most of South East Asia, they are devastated for being through it or panicked that it’s on the way, nothing that I’ve ever experienced, or am likely to. Or maybe I will?
I wish the world and the leaders of it would see this as an apocalyptic warning, that instead of political point scoring, instead of religious persecution, instead of killing each other, instead of funding terrorism, instead of being isolationist, instead of being greedy, instead of all the shit we do to each other and the planet, we should be doing so much better for each other and this ball we live on. Mother Nature has had enough.
In other news, I burnt my fingers this morning after stupidly heating up a cup of tea in the microwave in a metal coated mug, then even more stupidly attempting to pick it up. I give myself todays Darwin Award. Surprisingly the metal didn’t create an arc in the microwave thereby blowing it up, and even more surprisingly the cup and tea survived. I however, have sticky plasters over blisters and hurt too much to do my mosaicing. 😦
Shout out to a fab blog time!
This time I’m giving a shout out to Sarah at https://travelswithchoppy.com. More or less it’s the dressing up adventures of Choppy and Schooner, a dog and a cat, the celebration of mad national holidays in style, but also of travels and bad puns 🙂 a smile a day guaranteed.
tell her I sent ya.