Wednesday 21st November

We had an early morning phone call today.

Just before 6 a.m. the environment agency called with a flood warning for Brook St.

It was throwing it down as when I went to get my paper just after 7 and Dave from Costcutter was coming back with some sandbags.

When I opened the shop at eight thirty the water was across the pavement outside Costcutter and it was still chucking it down.

The school bus picked up the kids for Tiverton High School but only got around the corner when it was stopped in its tracks by a flood with three cars marooned in the middle.

The kids were asked to get off the bus and they had to head home.

The rain stopped during the morning and even the sun came out which helped and this afternoon the river level started to drop again.


Let’s hope it goes down enough to cope with tomorrow afternoons forecast rain.

We could do with some drier weather, especially Friday of next week when Bampton is holding Community Christmas Evening.


The Christmas tree lights will be switched on and Santa will be making an appearance.

The shops will remain open until 8pm to hopefully boost trade.

It does mean that we will have to put our decorations up in the shop before the end of November so it will be a late night on the Thursday doing that particular job.

A customer came in and said he had a tempting offer from Cunard.

Evidently, the offer was a 7 day trip from Southampton on the Queen Mary 2 in December, with an upgrade to a good outside cabin, a couple of days stay in a New York hotel and a Virgin flight back to the UK.

All this for under £700 he reckoned.

On a lighter note to finish…

MOTHER-IN-LAW: When you rearrange the letters:       WOMAN HITLER

PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters:      BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the letters:        MOON STARER

DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters:        A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES:  When you rearrange the letters:               THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH: When you rearrange the letters:        HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE: When you rearrange the letters:   HERE COME DOTS

DORMITORY: When you rearrange the letters:            DIRTY ROOM

SLOT MACHINES:When you rearrange the letters:       CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY: When you rearrange the letters:               IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS:When you rearrange the letters:  LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters:     ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the letters:     I’M A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the letters:  THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the letters:   TWELVE PLUS ONE


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