Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Almost There...please?!

Yep this was pretty much what we woke up to in North London Sunday morning creeping across the sky. At the time i pulled back the curtains I thought that was the oddest sky i had ever seen - of course before i got round to switching on the news. On one blog early yesterday (ill link later) an engineer suggested it was most likely to be a vapour leak that ignited - which has since been circulating in the MSM. This has now been ruled out by oil industry bods. So - human error or something more sinister?

Today the smoke fumes are drifting south west and we have clear beautiful blue skies here in London again. This wont though help the incredibly brave firefighters out there struggling with the largest fire this country and Europe has seen since WW2.

The blast was heard in Holland.. how did i sleep through that?? A Saturday night Brazilian cocktail called a caipirinha thats how!


At Monday, 12 December, 2005, Blogger City Troll said...

can you say abduhl has a bomb

At Tuesday, 13 December, 2005, Blogger "Alice" said...

You know we didn't even know about this until six o'clock on Sunday night? Didn't have the computer, the radio or the tv on. It wasn't until I decided to turn on the computer and read it on Drudge in the U.S. before we knew. Damn, WWIII could have broken out and we wouldn't have known. Life is bliss sometimes.

At Tuesday, 13 December, 2005, Blogger William said...

Admittedly, I didn't hear anything in Holland because I was asleep and the windows were shut, but I have heard and read nothing about it in the Dutch media. Maybe it will prove to be one of those media exagerations. I suspect that it would have been audible to some measuring device, but not to the human ear.

At Wednesday, 14 December, 2005, Blogger Alison said...

Hi William - im pretty sure it was a media exageration, youre probably right.

Alice - i was talking on the phone early that morning telling the caller what an odd sky i could see out the window and jokingly suggested the polution levels must be bad today! It was only then she said 'switch on your tv'! Still glad to see the firefighters did an amazing job in getting it under control. Although i think the oil companies should foot the bill and pay for their own fire fighters.

At Wednesday, 14 December, 2005, Blogger William said...

This article on the BBC website is questioning whether it is possible for sounds to travel so far.

At Thursday, 15 December, 2005, Blogger Snafu said...

Alison, a spectacular yet menacing photo!

At Thursday, 15 December, 2005, Blogger Alison said...

You know what Troll it is close to Luton etc etc but im not sure it is as suspicious as i certainly thought first of all. It looks like it was leak.


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