Sunday, July 22, 2007

Under Water

As most of the UK is disappearing under the floods, the RNLI is bizarrely having to send lifeboats inland, in order to rescue people from hotel bedrooms, stranded cars and their homes. If you’re able, please spare a thought for the volunteers who man the real “fourth emergency service” and, if you can, donate a few quid.

I’m off to stay in a hotel in Southampton tonight, in order to make the ferry crossing tomorrow morning for Frank Maher’s funeral and wake (see blog entries passim) on the Isle of Wight. It’s good to know that there are quite a few of us making the trek to see him off. Though there’s more rain scheduled, the wake’s going to be in Frank’s favourite pub, so we’ll be able to give him a decent send-off without needing rescuing... ;-)

Now to find a nice loud shirt to go with my black suit. Frank always appreciated my sartorial elegance. Usually by wincing when he saw me... :-)


At 10:10 am, Blogger Pillock said...

You'll be pleased to know that I support the RNLI by doing a sponsored boxing-day swim in the sea each year.

Hope the funeral and wake are good--by which I mean you give your friend the send-off he deserves.

At 10:41 pm, Blogger Sal said...

Hope the funeral went well, and that you're not all too swamped down there in the south.


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