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The Rain

It's doing it again...
The Lynher river has gone from inviting crystal twinkling to muscular brown 'touch me and I'll kill you' mode.  The paths around it are all streams a good inch or so deep.

Demand for cat food has gone up enormously in our house.  I assume that either the rabbits are taking shelter underground, or that it's not much fun catching your own rabbits in this weather.

Someone who lives in my village really does fasten his raincoat with a belt of binder twine. Nice to see these old traditions maintained...

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wellinghall
29th Jul, 2009 10:55 (UTC)
Real country folk do everything with binder twine. Belt? Use twine. Tie? Use twine. Swing for the kids? Use twine. Rabbit trap? Use twine.
bunn
29th Jul, 2009 13:21 (UTC)
This used to be the case, but I think much less so, it's ages since I saw twine used for anything unexpected. The countryside is gentrifying all over the place.
wellinghall
29th Jul, 2009 17:27 (UTC)
Mm, you might be right actually.
ladyofastolat
30th Jul, 2009 07:05 (UTC)
In which case, your betwined local is probably actually an undercover spy, whose "how to blend in with the locals" disguise manual is 20 years out of date. When you catch him going "ooo-arrrrr" with a piece of straw in his mouth than that'll be the clincher.
philmophlegm
30th Jul, 2009 08:23 (UTC)
"Ooo-arrr" would still be current down here I'm afraid.

"Moi luvverr" is another good one.
bunn
30th Jul, 2009 10:47 (UTC)
I have NEVER heard ANYONE say 'Ooo Arrrr'! Unless quoting The Wurzels, or in jest.
philmophlegm
30th Jul, 2009 11:18 (UTC)
They definitely do! (Albeit perhaps more in Devon than in Cornwall.) Maybe they're all Wurzels fans.
bunn
30th Jul, 2009 10:45 (UTC)
Oh that's practically archaeology!

"The Great Tamar Valley catastrophe was thought to date to around 2012, but the recent excavation of the perfectly preserved corpse of Chilsworthy Man, who was discovered wearing a coat dating from 1973 and the traditional Binder Twine Belt of the 20th Century, pushes the likely date back to at latest, 1992"
ladyofastolat
30th Jul, 2009 12:24 (UTC)
"Exhibit 153: Belt-like object made of binder twine, late twentieth century. Probably ritual."
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