Sunday, July 01, 2007

Flood and guts

The full under-stated beauty of the British stiff upper lip has been on display as the floods have wrecked middle England. An old couple were taken by a news crew to see the remains of their house, half of which has fallen into the fast-flowing river. They can see most of their bedroom, where a dressing gown still hangs on the door. “How do you feel?” asks the reporter. “Not brilliant,” the old dear tells him.