Sunday, 5 January 2014

The weather

Being English, it seems perfectly acceptable to write a short post about the recent weather, especially as the wind is whistling outside my study, and the roof's making disturbing creaking noises.

This winter has, so far, been mild and stormy, compared to last year where there were very cold snaps in early December and early March. In fact, we have only had two and a half frosts here in Cambridge, but the garden is little more than a soggy green carpet.

And yet for what feels like a fortnight, we have been told of the massive floods that are affecting the country. Whilst some parts of the country have had it bad, I wonder if these floods are that bad from a a historical point of view, or if is due to the 24-hour media's thirst for *any* news story?

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