Wednesday, 27 February 2008


THIS MORNING: Britain lies in ruins, news reports are flooded by pictures of the wanton destruction caused by a earthquake in Lincolnshire that has destroyed homes and buildings everywhere - the biggest in 25 years:

Oops, wrong pic. Sorry.

Ahem. That's more like it.


bluesoup said...

Spot on Jo!!!


Robbie said...

I heard it was quite bad. The BBC commented on how some peoples cupboards doors opened and closed for a few seconds.
I'm just waiting for the Prime Minister to declare it a catastrophe.

Jo said...

You're right there Robbie.

These witness statements confirm the true scale of the disaster:

Maggie from West Yorkshire “I thought the sky was falling in”

Lee Rushworth, 29, from Hartlepool:
"I thought someone was banging on the wall behind me but there was no-one there," he said.

Peter Vickers from Nottingham:
"'It felt like a train charging straight through the house,' he said.'I was amazed we didn't have chimneys falling down.'

and David Somerset, "I have never felt one as strong as that one before. I was in my sitting room and the grandfather clock was rattling rather violently.


London-Lass said...

Hee hee.

I think BBC Breakfast were rather disappointed that the people they spoke to (who had apparently been affected by the earthquake) werent frightened. But had rather enjoyed the whole thing instead (in a `oo let's go on the weird fairground ride' type way).

PS : Nearly every time I pick up the phone in the office today I'm asked "Did the earth move last night for you then? (snicker snicker)". Ha effin' har.

Robbie said...

Damnit that Lee Rushworth, 29, from Hartlepool quote is genius.

James said...

Ha Ha... I think it's time for a charity single to raise money for all the victims.

Boy said...

I think I'm the only person who didn't feel the stupid quake, despite being concious. Grrr.

But still, big news! :D

Reluctant Blogger said...

haha very good. I did feel it but thought it was part of a dream I was having as a result of something I watched on TV. I will write it up on my blog I think - it was quite amusing in a bizarre sort of way!

Miss Understood said...

I thought I felt something...but it just turned out to be the fat lady getting off the bus.

arbyn said...


survivingmyself said...

so i just found your blog, and i am officially a fan.

AFC 30K said...

It pisses me off when Britain falls apart when something very minor happens. Leafs on the line, a hard frost on the M25 and a bit of rain.

What happened to our stiff upper lip and good chear in the afce of adversity?

Our forefathers who lived through world wars would be ashamed of us

weenie said...

Hey, it was serious cos it woke me up and I'm usually dead to the world in my sleep!

Beats talking about the weather at work!

Cynical Scribble said...

haha well said.

I've just read on the BBC site that the Red Cross have been called out to provide "emotional and practical support".

'I survived Quake 08' t-shirts will be out soon ;)

Bec said...

It was quite the topic at work all day. Lots of over reaction. Lovely. I really enjoy it when we all go nuts - it reminds me just how insane we are as a country!

fwengebola said...

Ooh, a proper LOL. I never LOL. And I very seldom type it.

Lee Rushworth said...

Lol! I've been sooo miss qouted by the press...I didn't actualy say it felt like someone banging on my wall but no one was there....I did say the wall was banging a bit and I didn't know what it was!....Journo's!

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Lee - here's your time to set the record straight: how does it feel to be an earthquake survivor?

You can have your own exclusive right here, I'll give you 50p if you're interested?


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