The news this month is all about the floods in England and Wales. According to Met Office statistics it's getting far rainier, more often, if that makes sense? I am actually a wee bit annoyed that it is called the Met Office. Talk about dumbing down! How hard can it be to spell meterlogical... metorlogical... meteorlogical... meteorological...?
I do feel sorry for all those people caught up in it but there are some things that annoy me about the news coverage. Such as:
Pictures of people taking little children to view storm surges and scary waves. Not so much the potential danger that adults put small people near, but the hectoring tone the media takes. For instance:
What sort of a reckless fool father takes two young children this close to a sea front being smashed by huge storm waves?
I know! I know! As an anxious granny type I'd eat the bollocks of him myself but if I were one of his two children I'd be thinking this, my da is one hell of a great da for showing me all that exciting scary weather stuff. And as long as he was holding my hand tight I'd feel as safe as can be. Although I might worry about the brother up ahead there, not holding Daddy's hand and running on in front of us and there's a big wave of water crashed all over the wall. I gasp, I stopped breathing for a second and we're soaked to the skin Daddy and me. But... where's EAMON!!!!
PART 2 tomorrow.