Friday, 24 February 2017

Storm in a teacup



Oh, the British tabloids do love a weather story... And now that the venerable bods at the Met Office have decided to take the Americanised "dumbed-down" approach to forecasting - giving weather fronts Tw*tter-friendly names, and using made-up cod-scientific terms such as "weather-bomb" to describe what is in fact a regular and common occurrence in the UK; rain, sleet and wind in winter - so we witness acres of coverage of the "devastation" (a few fallen trees) and "chaos" (airports postponing a few flights till the cross-winds subside) caused by this "deadly" (one unfortunate woman killed by falling roof tiles) event called Storm Doris.

Yes, Doris.

What better way to welcome in what appears today to be a gorgeous spring-like weekend, methinks, than with a simply faboo remix of an all-time classic choon by its namesake?

Thank Disco Doris Day it's Friday!


Have a great (storm-free) weekend, peeps.

8 comments:

  1. and "doris" seems like such a veddy British name to start a habit of tagging storms. When I was little all the hurricanes had white trash names like all my aunts, "betsy" and
    Carla" and "Linda."

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    1. I am expecting in future the arrival of "Edith", "Hermione", "Maud" and "Prunella". Jx

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  2. Our bin blew over. I'm still in shock.

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    1. We had one snapped daffodil. A team of counsellors is standing by... Jx

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  3. My favorite is when the reporter has to stand outside being blown about as if no one can believe what the actual weather conditions are. (Of course I'm waiting for some piece of flying debris to clunk them on the head.) Sorry about your snapped daff.

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    1. It's all such a hoo-ha. Winter happens. Get over it... Jx

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  4. And now we are in March which comes in like a lion but departs like a lamb.

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