Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fingers and toes crossed

That cloud of volcanic ash is sure causing problems. Nobody seems to have an idea of when it might settle or when the wind might change direction and take the cloud over Scandinavia.

Scientists had thought that the volcano was abating, but yesterday it made some of its strongest eruptions yet, blasting plumes of ash more than 30,000ft high. The fact is that geologists have no idea when it will stop; an eruption in Iceland in 1973 lasted five months and 10 days.

Let’s hope this one stops a lot sooner than that. Pamela would not be best pleased if she couldn’t get back here before the summer and our friends who are over here on holiday would like to get back to England sometime sooner than that.

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