Friday, September 04, 2009


We've had terrible weather, the river was within a gnat's crotchet of bursting its banks last night. I'm so glad I no longer live on the floodplain!

I hope it is a better day tomorrow, as a friend and I are going up to Callander for the Poetry Scotland weekend. If I was a swallow I'd bugger off now......

and here's exhibit A:


Blogger Kay said...

Have fun! Fly!

3:37 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

A gnat's crotchet...WOW!

6:22 pm  
Blogger Rouchswalwe said...

"within a gnat's crotchet of X-ing" Fantastic construction, with which to spice up the bland English usage around here. I shall lie in wait for just the right moment to pop it on somebody. he he he ...
That photograph looked bad ~ those poor people.

9:28 pm  
Blogger BarbaraS said...

Well enjoy Callander, I do hope the weather improves. We think Ireland might sink into the Atlantic if it rains any more here. Time for a nice slow-stewed steak-pie, I think!

11:46 am  
Blogger BarbaraS said...

Ooh, and I'd heard of something being as tight as a gnat's chuff, but your gnat's crotchet is great!

11:47 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Mine is a steal from "I'm sorry I haven't a Clue" on R4 -old Humph used to say it all the time.

Amd yes it will soon be time for soup dragon.....

1:18 pm  
Blogger PI said...

One of my oldest friends has lived in Callander for decades - I wonder if you know of her. I must see if I can find her last married name. Not very likely I suppose.
As you were. She lives in Dunkeld - I always confuse them.
The floods look frightening.
Give my best memories to Callander please.

9:31 am  
Blogger Lucy said...

Dear Humph, much missed!

Have a good trip.

9:29 pm  

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