Sunday, 8 March 2015

Borsetshire Weather

Now I understand - the Met Office's forecast of the wettest winter since Noah built his ark applied only to the county of Borsetshire. Listening to the omnibus edition of The Archers was like hearing the soundtrack of a disaster movie, as the previously placid Am was swollen into a raging torrent by incessant downpours, burst its banks and swiftly engulfed all the low-lying parts of Ambridge, sweeping all before it. As the desperate residents were herded to high ground and local heroes nearly drowned in their struggles to clear blocked culverts, the dialogue consisted largely of names shouted frantically over the din of the raging storm. And on and on it went, until at last the waters receded, the missing turned up and those sundered by the flood were duly reunited. Listening to all this on a warm, sunny spring morning was most amusing. Sometimes I wonder if The Archers might not be a fly-on-the-wall documentary after all...

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