Well, not quite, but this week’s storm resulted in a huge slip – pictures here. That heap of earth blocks the road out of Stokes Valley to the south. There’s a smaller one further along – scroll down a bit for a picture of that one.
The road north is usable but it’s quite a round-the-houses approach to going south, and the bus service has been more or less randomised. Traffic is backing up so that it takes something like an hour simply to get out of the valley. The weather has improved greatly , but it is likely to take until Tuesday to remove and stabilise the slips (let alone the houses perched on the edge) and getting in and out is going to be fun, especially during rush hours. We will see what it’s like tonight as we have to go into town for an opera gala.
But we’ll be starting early, which limits the time here. This time round there’s an old Beelzebub puzzle – there hadn’t been one for a while. I’ve put up an interactive option. (I really must get round to seeing how that shows up on my phone…) As so often, you’ll find a blog on it on the fifteensquared site.
As noted last time, there’s a Kcit Enigmatic Variations puzzle on 24 July. If you’ve been following the sequence in recent weeks – yes, it’s Elementary IV. Who knows when the sequence will end? Might be worth keeping a weather eye on things.
Aside from that, I have a Jumbo in The Times on 30 July, and a Church Times puzzle on 5 August, shortly after which I shall be back here with another puzzle, I hope.