Monday 10th March 2008
A resolution after my birthday last Tuesday - put some more stuff on this old blog. Ramp it up a little. At least once every six weeks.
A specially lively day for the "Have Your Say-ers" today. It's difficult to tell which of the below are genuine, but there's an entertaining mix of the piss-takers and the simply cretinous. Anyway, they almost coaxed me out of an abject dolour, prompted by coming back to work from a week's skiing without even a peek at the Blackberry.
Some are from the BBC, some The Sun and some the Daily Mail. See if you can guess which are which.
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 15:48 GMT 15:48 UK
Storms like this are common in North West Scotland, what's all the fuss about?
Dave Griggs, Gairloch
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 15:47 GMT 15:47 UK
I went out this morning and my hair blown about and very wet. This is really intolerable. I put it all down to Global Warming - can't take any much more of this.
Martin wilson, Wirral, United Kingdom
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 15:45 GMT 15:45 UK
it is windy and it is rainy.
Phil, Milton Keynes
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 16:23 GMT 16:23 UK
Our fence has been blown down and part of the conservatory roof has been lifted! its been scary stuff!
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 16:20 GMT 16:20 UK
I thought that it was only the Scots and the Welsh that revelled in English discomfort - but it seems it's anyone outside of the South - WHat it is with you people? want to see someone die is that it? Why on earth you cannot just feel some concern for some people who are going through a tough time is beyond me - Southerners bleed and die just like you!!
[bigjeeze], Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 16:18 GMT 16:18 UK
i got up the this morning and the tide down me was very high and the powder went off two and a half hours
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 16:11 GMT 16:11 UK
My hat blew off this morning. It smelled awful.
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 15:30 GMT 15:30 UK
I dont understand all these comments from people in Scotland saying how much wind & rain they get & how it is worse than anybody else gets.
Thats why nobody with any sense wants to live there.
[Harbourside], Dorset, United Kingdom
Added: Monday, 10 March, 2008, 14:50 GMT 14:50 UK
Today early in the morning around 6 am I have had severe wind gusts and heavy rain.
Please do extra care during this extreme weather.
nadeem khan, wanstead
Posted by: tyblonde
And what do GMTV do? The prats in charge send out one of their idiotic reporters to Brighton where he is in great danger of being blown over, and even more stupid Fiona and Ben are giggling about it? FFS, they should be taken off the air.
Posted by: Truth_Always_Hurts
Nothing has happened in reality... every country will have to endure 'freak' weather. I'ts Just Gordon Brown coming to the 'rescue' of the nation that's all.
For many years my late husband and myself talked about moving to Sussex or the West Country but I am glad we didn't and I feel safe here in good old North Hertfordshire.
Sorry to hear about the damage caused by the weather and may God look after the mariners.
- Angie, Herts
We never had bad weather when Maggie T was running the show!
- Theresa Dunning, Chichester
Like "Global Warming" - it's all "HOT AIR"!
- John Wisniowski, Melbourne-Australia
If you want to pay more tax in the UK, just keep talking about "Climate Change" and you will be taxed accordingly.
- Msr Kev, UK