Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mildly inconvenienced

Niel (left) had a great interview on the Nolan show (BBC 5live). The phrase "post-apocalyptic" was used.




Hugo (right) suggested that "mildly inconvenienced" might be closer to the mark. Things always feel better after a hearty pancake breakfast.

Some trains running now, perhaps, though not quite the ones we want. Looks like we'll be home tonight somehow.




7 comments:

Michael Tobis said...

Happy to hear it.

Carl C said...

cool I know Hugo from his days at Oxford - he's out there? I'm glad you guys are OK but still you're just lucky you're far from the action. I mean "stiff-upper-lip" Britishisms still can't hide the fact that this was the 5th largest earthquake recorded

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/mag8/magnitude8_1900_mag.php

Belette said...

The Beeb needs you. R4 this morning featured a reporter saying stuff like "unfortunately no-one here speaks English and I can't speak Japanese so it is hard to know what is going on".

James Annan said...

Well they know where to find me - though Niel seems to be quite the media tart.

Carl, yes there's quite a bunch of visitors, all safely accounted for now, which adds to the fun (and explains why I got stuck in Tsukuba). Hugo and Niel are now transferred to their respective hotels and jules and I have got home. Agree that we were lucky to not be closer, but also think it's best to avoid too much overexcitement, the wall-to-wall disaster coverage has quite an insidious effect. Planning to have a quiet evening with some tea and cricket :-)

owl905 said...

Good to do a check and find out the quake didn't rattle you.

owl

David B. Benson said...

Tea and cricket?

Taken up eating insects?

James Annan said...

They are very good fried. Like locusts.