Monday, July 30, 2007

Jousting, with a twist.

My family in Gloucestershire are still sans water, though the actual flood water has receded nicely. I had a steady stream of visitors at the weekend who all wanted to use my shower and wash their clothes. They all marvelled at the miracle of running water and toilets that flushed. We all joked about it but it really bought home how much we relied on clean running water. The water company hopes to have the water back on mid week and then it will be a couple of days before it is safe to drink. The other potential problem is with the sewage system as there is a risk of it backing up. Eugh!

As my mother has infected cellulitis it is paramount that her legs are kept clean and this is not easy without clean water. She is seeing a specialist soon so we are hoping that she will be able to help her as the antibiotics do not seem to be working. Otherwise my family are all safe and smiling in the face of adversity. Thanks again for all your well wishes :)

Meanwhile I wanted to show you this advert I found for a 4x4 off-road (SUV). When I first saw this I thought it was very amusing, and clever too. There are bits of it that are reminiscent of Monty Python's Holy Grail. Or is that just me? Anyhoo, I hope you like it!

15 comments:

Melody said...

No, it just isn't you! Heehee...

Glad things seem to be looking up. It is the small things we take for granted isn't it?

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

We see what you mean! Yes it does remind us of Monty Pythos's Holy Grail!

We are glad your family is able to see the humor in the situation. And we are glad you mom is still doing well. All of this stress couldn't have been good for her either.

Sarch said...

Glad to hear the family is keeping a stiff upper lip!

Love the ad. I do see a bit of a Python twist there.

kenju said...

That's funny! I love the colander on the guy's head!

I hope your parent's water situation is cleared up soon.

mar said...

Love the video! (and I love MP!)
We were about an hour without running water and I nearly panicked...hope everything goes back to normal soon, specially because of your parents.

Melody said...

I'm here again B-K thanks to Michele! (fancy that!) How cool was the SOTD? Enjoy your day my friend.

BreadBox said...

Glad to hear that things are getting drier over there, and that you are able to help share clean water with folks. After all, cleanliness is next to godliness, so that's pretty close to holy water you're sharing!

Visiting down the line of the comments at Michele's this morning.
N.

Miz UV said...

Nice blog! I love the kitty pic. Good wishes to your mom.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very terrific ADvert! I swear, your Adverts in the U.K are much more interesting and clever than urs here....

Gee, I hope the specialist can really help your Mum....It is hard to fathom that with her medical problems---they still do not have fresh water! It certainly does give one pause....!

I didn't know that there are no Hummingbirds in the U.K. I wonder what it is about the environment that this is true? The show they are putting on here is amazing....I must try to take some video, though I have no idea how to put that on my blog...!

Beckie said...

I haven't seen that ad before - I don't think Toyota shows it here. Very Funny!

Still sending good vibes to your mom!

Shephard said...

Water is just tough to be without. We so take it for granted. We experienced this several times during all those hurricanes in Florida. Not fun. Keeping good thoughts.

Yes, very MP! And amusing. They looked like they were having as much fun filming it.
~S

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Bob-Kat dear....More Hummingbirds up today..they are so wonderful...!

Star said...

That video is too funny. And there are definately some Pythonesque moments. You sound as if you are really dediated to your craft, or sport. I was thinking what a great worout i must be. here from Michele today. I'll stop back aagain.

diyadear said...

hey awesome ad..N hope things get back to normal soon for u :)

BreadBox said...

Hi Bob-Kat --- just wanted to say thanks for visiting this afternoon!
Being SOTD at Michele's is strangely intimidating!

Best,
N.