Five Escape Brexit Island by Bruno Vincent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Want a spiffing adventure in which 5 plucky Brits come up against a dastardly villain? Complete with phrases like “They moved some the rubble aside as quietly as they could, and discovered…” or “‘Gosh. This is exciting,’ said Anne”?
Will they, their plight apparently hopeless, finally get the better of Evil Cousin Rupert? Or will they be stranded in the Brexit Camp forever..?
Classic old-school adventure with proper 1960s stodgy prose but a wicked topical twist.
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Last week’s floods sabotaged my usual walk home from work – or at least, the part of it that involves a low-lying field near Millennium Bridge.
At first it almost looked as if Rowntree Park had opened a new lido:
But that was before the height of it! On one final day I just-about got away with wading across the said field – higher than the path that runs through it – in my posh boots (they held!!) but then the waters rose higher and I had to admit defeat…
Here’s a duck who shouldn’t really be able to swim that near Skeldergate Bridge’s parapet:
An optimistic life-belt:
Street-lights looking eerie
Skeldergate – I think that’s one of those classic shots someone always does during York floods:
And just to remind everybody that not all of the city succumbed, here are our city walls by twilight, the same evening:
After all, it is supposed to be spring!