Monday, November 03, 2008

Damp

I had a fairly busy weekend, but felt decidedly under the weather when it came to sleeping at night, which was particularly frustrating as I felt pretty much ok during the day. Anyway, it didn’t stop me doing anything, so I went over to dinner with the parents of a friend of mine – I used to live with them several years ago and haven’t seen much of then lately so it was good to catch up with them. Then Saturday my sister and nephew came over and we had planned to go on a miniature railway, but decided it was too wet and cold to do that, so we had to entertain my nephew, which I think G did fairly well- and has the bruises to prove it.

All the rain meant that there was some quite major flooding outside where I live. I was already due to speak to someone from the council about it this week, but I took some photos and sent them to him to see if that made the point a bit better:



It's not the best photo but everything in the foreground is water and you can see the car drivign through it.

Then yesterday morning I was woken by someone from the council dropping off a very large compost bin for me, so my new project is to fill that. This may take some time… it is 220 litres… My council was giving them away for free and I wanted one anyway so that worked out quite well. A lot of councils seem to be doing this at the moment, so if you want to do it then now might be a good time. Even if you don’t intend to use the compost, it is better to let all your garden waster, food waste etc go into compost than into landfill because it breaks down differently and doesn’t harm the environment (it’s the difference between it breaking down organically rather than inorganically and therefore releasing methane, which is bad for the environment. I only know this because G told me…).

I was amused to read this story on the BBC. I am now thinking about having all of my e-mails translated into Welsh to see if they come back saying something more sensible than what I sent them. One can but hope.

4 comments:

TOM FOOLERY said...

Ms "S" approves of your photo, very atmospheric Random.

BTW Word of warning about compost bin it will create thousands of little red worms - that scared the sh*t out of me recently when I lifted the lid.

Hope you're feeling better today :) TFx

Word verification Flent? What does this mean a coded message? Hmmm....

Random Reflections said...

TF - Ms "S" is very kind.

Yes, I am slightly scared of coming across all sorts of creepy crawlies in the compost bin. Eek!

Still coughing but hoping it doesn't keep me awake tonight...

Is that not how posh people say "fluent"?

jumpinginpuddles said...

wow thats a great photot scary but great

Random Reflections said...

jip - Thank you. Wellingtons are advisable round here.