I've lived in a particularly low lying area of Lincolnshire for 25 years and, touch wood and without tempting fate, have never felt worried about flooding. To my knowledge there has never been a flood in living memory because we have a good drainage system and sluice gates to move water from vulnerable areas out to sea. There are people on call at all times to man these gates and it has worked well (so far).
Now I'm worried. Why? Well see what you think of this. This week we received two carrier bags full of crap. I apologise for these pictures being on the "huh" but I don't know how to turn them around!
In total we received 8 large posters, 12 medium posters, 2 small posters, 12 long posters, 8 fridge magnets, 16 costers, 4 key rings and 2 mugs. They now clutter up the office because no-one likes to throw them away.
My question is, why not spend this squandered money on flood defences? Or is this too simple for them to understand?
Martin Mull - "Human beings are seventy percent water, and with some the rest is collagen."
2 days ago