Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Colour Coding and Aberdeen Weather

Howdy all. As this is meant to be a hiking blog, but will also feature the odd off-track ramble from time to time, I have come up with a cunning colour-coding plan. That is that each hiking post will keep the nice orange title, while the distracting rambles will go for the tasteful blue featured here. Easy enough?

While I'm here then, I got sent this today from Sonia:

Panic gripped the streets of Aberdeen this morning when patches of sky took on an unusual blue colour and a ball of fire appeared above the city.

The phenomenon, known as 'The Sun', and commonly found in Mediterranean countries such as Greece and England, unleashed a terrifying heat and brightness upon the city, causing many ordinary Aberdonians to tear off their hats and scarves in mid July.

While most of the motorists were able to turn their headlights and wipers fully off, some feared that they would be scalded or blinded by 'The Sun's' intense radiation of heat and light.

Jack McConnell, speaking from a Sun-proof bunker lying deep under Aberdeen's King St. urged people to be calm and return to work as normal, stating: "We've seen this sort of thing before, it happened once In 1945 and we put it down to the war".

Fearing it could lead to a break out of cheerful, happy smiling he said "Don't worry it will never last, it can't. Our natural Siberian climate with its force 9's, ferocious chill factor and horizontal rain will soon put pay to these shenanigans. Aberdeen will soon be freed from this terrifying situation and we can all return to our natural drab, downbeat selves complaining all the time and being suspicious about everything."

No sooner had the apparition occurred, than a large, dark ominous cloud moved in from Ellon, covering the city and efficiently blocking out the horrible, dangerous sun.

The familiar horizontal driving rain made a welcome return and once again the cafe's along the sea front reinstated their usual metal shutters to protect themselves from the pounding they take as the sea crashes down to top of them in summer.

However, it still wasn't as cold, drab or depressing as Peterhead.


Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

BWAH!!!! brilliant!

20 July 2006 at 09:33  
Blogger J.J said...

Yes, VERY funny!

And I love the closing comment too.

20 July 2006 at 21:39  
Blogger George Walks said...

Thanks J.J, and welcome. Lisa told me about your name change and I can tell you that you're not the only one. My friend Antony had to shut down his entire 'work rant' site as it turns out visits to it were a common lunchtime activity of his colleagues!

20 July 2006 at 21:45  

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