Tuesday, 10 April 2012

America Floods the Moot House

Since the Great Drought was declared round here, it's done nothing but rain. Today, for the first time in what seems like a week,  the weather dawns bright, the sun reflecting off the newly-filled ponds and the water flowing round and through the Moot House. Yes, it rained a lot yesterday.

Some would say building a place of worship at the bottom of a hollow, and then paving every bit of the hollow, and filling all the gaps with cement which thus made it impervious to water, is quite a good way to ensure that there's two feet of water in it after all yesterday's rain. And yes, diverting the brook under the floor for ceremonial purposes has also been cited as we investigated this morning's flooding.

But I blame Climate Change. American gas-guzzlers are responsible for our flooded Moot House. It is not my fault at all.


  1. This sound like an opportunity for full immersion initiation into the Beaker Folk!

    And, no water rates to pay either, always a win.

    You just need to convince the thousands of tourists that a dip in the Moot House sacred pool at £50 per time, is a good thing.

  2. Are you certain you didn't inadvertently do the Water Dance of the Naga Hills tribesmen by mistake when sweeping out the Moot House last week? I'm led to believe it's most efficacious.


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