Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I had no idea what a bowser was until last weekend.

I've just been watching TV pictures of people queuing
for water - most of them appeared fairly disadvantaged
to me. I know this might seem cruel or patronising but
I couldn't avoid the impression.

In Stroud (my local town) there was a report of young
toffs come down from the higher ground to ride jet skis
around the flooded streets, while people were fighting
to barricade their homes against the flood water.

Surely this can't be true. Tell me it's an urban myth.

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