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Flood-y Hell! PDF
Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00

altWell, I’m sure everybody’s sick of all the flooding, rain damage and dampness of the last month here in Andalucía. Now, I’ve just had a call from the UK to tell me that my house there has been... yes ... flooded!

So it’s off back to the North West of Eng-er-land tomorrow to assess the damage, meet the insurance assessors and try and get it dried out and fixed as soon as possible!  It’s looking grim: new ceiling, new flooring, new internal door, new wallpaper, possibly new carpets and new electrics, not to mention stored belongings in the cellar, which is apparently a metre deep in water!
This is not flooding caused by a river overflowing or heavy rainfall, however.  It seems I had a burst pipe, presumably caused by the worst snow and ice and the lowest temperatures in the UK since 1963!
But, hey, nobody died and it can all be fixed!  A tiny mishap, after all, compared to the tragedy of Haiti...



Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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