Sunday, 18 April 2010

No Kerfuffle Over Eyjafjallajoekull

The Eyjafjallajoekull volcano, unlike Cheryl Cole, is continuing to blow ash.

This may be causing chaos and disruption for thousands across Europe but down on the ground in Worcester Park, blog reader Andrew B is amongst those relishing the peace and quiet;

'So, the closure of UK airspace continues. Isn't it wonderful?! Who can be missing the constantly intrusive rattling thundering helicopters which use Worcester Park's airspace?

It's all so peaceful, so let's hope the volcanic fluff currently being despatched this way continues for months on end.

Conversely, we occasionally receive sand from the Sahara over here - I've certainly had it on my car a few times. I thought sand was silica, the same substance which is causing the present no-fly conditions.

I don't recall planes being stopped for that when it must have been prevalent in the air. Do planes not fly over the Sahara ? There must be a lot of the said silicates spiralling way up into the atmosphere on the major thermals that must occur in such a hot place."

I must admit it has been glorous enjoying the peace and quite of my suburan garden today.

As I poured a glass of chilled white wine, reclined the deck chair, soaked up the sun and listened to the contented chirping of the birds the plight of holidaymakers and business travellers across the globe couldn't have been further from my thoughts.

Selfish. Moi?