Tuesday, 18 June 2019

To Watch or not to Watch.

That is the question and I have changed my mind several times during the course of the day.   Perhaps the best course is to switch on at eight this evening and see how long I can stand it for.   And is it really necessary when it is obvious what the end 'product' is going to be.     Like it or not then I expect Boris will be the new P M - and will he do a good job or won't he?   Time will tell.

I don't suppose the poor folk of Wainfleet, up to their eyes in water and more forecast with heavy thunderstorms in the offing, could care less about the debate tonight.   Things like intense flooding with rivers bursting their banks and having to move out of one's home and all furniture ruined tend to drive other things out of the mind.

The trouble with much of Lincolnshire (my home county) is that so much of it once you get to the fens is reclaimed land and so low lying that it easily floods.   I do remember the River Witham flooding once when I was a child.   We lived one field away from the river and the water crept gradually across the field, through the hedge and then about half way up our large back garden and there it came to a standstill and began to recede.  Nobody's house in our village was flooded because no houses had been built on land which might flood.   But I suspect that in Wainfleet there is no such land.

So let's keep our fingers crossed that tomorrow the storms miss Wainfleet as they work their way across and up the country - they can do without any more rain.

21 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

The badgers will be alright, the Environment Agency saw to that; they forgot about the human inhabitants on the riverbank.

Share my Garden said...

Like you I'll switch on at eight and watch for as long as I can bear it and then stomp off to the kitchen in despair and/or disgust. (Shall probably bake something indulgent to cheer myself up!)

Gwil W said...

I'm watching the 'debate'. They're arguing about deals and no deals. Queen Angela of Germany had a funny turn when she met the Ukraine's comedian leader. I don't like this Tony Blair imitation Rory wotsits. The others are all speaking at the same time. Boris is the only one who looks anything like statesmanlike and I think it's important that we have a statesman at the helm at this time.

Gwil W said...

I can't stand it any longer. It's so banal. I'm switching off.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I hate all of them

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Heather said...

I have not watched - what will be, will be. There is nothing I can do about it anyway. I just hope we have someone capable of guiding our country out of the current mess.

Bovey Belle said...

It must be dreadful to have flooding. We are 100 feet or so above our river, though it does flood regularly, sometimes worse than others.

I am not a political animal so just await the outcome - but not with baited breath.

Beverley said...

I watched an old Midsomer Murders. I thought there would be less idiots and more sense said in that! Bev

the veg artist said...

I didn't watch it. There's nothing that we viewers can do and only time will tell how well the victor performs. Like Beverley and others, I found something else to watch!

Joanne Noragon said...

Today was our first in eleven with no rain.

Cro Magnon said...

My daughter's small town in Queensland used to flood on occasions. She built her home on reasonably high ground, and when it flooded all the Kangaroos, snakes, etc, would take temporary refuge in her garden!

Derek Faulkner said...

If, as you have posted several times, you can't be doing with politics these days, why watch it at all?
Flooded houses, such as those above, will become more regular as developers continue to build houses on areas liable to flood. Much easier to blame badgers than the developers.

Rachel Phillips said...

I was blaming the Environment Agency for once again failing the people just like they did on the Somerset Levels. Perhaps you might like to check what they have been doing in Wainfleet.

thelma said...

Did not watch, the analysis is going on the radio behind me, Boris stumbled slightly, Rory as a rising star, suddenly plummeted to earth and Javid brought the problem of 'Islamophobia' on board in the Tory party....

Derek Faulkner said...

Read all about it yesterday in my paper, Rachel. How they spent £300,000 and £400,000 creating new setts for them which haven't been used because they were too damp and how the EA ignored some councillors' calls to cull the badgers. EA would do more good for the people if they and the government refused developers permission to build on areas liable to flood and in the Wainfleet case, probably houses that will now be very difficult to insure. The river and the badgers were there well before the houses.

Rachel Phillips said...

The people said that talking to the Environment Agency was like talking to a brick wall. Badger had been provided with setts and toilet areas. The people has not been listened to. The Wainfleet settlement as a populated area by humans is ancient.

Rachel Phillips said...

I would assume that if the badgers have been there for so long they should be able to look after themselves and would not need £300,000 spent on "homes" for them. I saw nothing about asking for a cull. I am not surprised that the people feel hard done by. £300,000 would have gone a long way in constructing a levee.

Derek Faulkner said...

They can look after themselves! and have done for centuries, the money was only spent after listening to people who had complained about their burrowing activities affecting the river bank. To continue this exchange on Pat's blog is not something that you would allow on your's and so perhaps we should call faynights.

Rachel Phillips said...

I have no desire to continue it. You started it.