December 11th, 2005

(no subject)

Both I and rotwang were woken up a little after 6am by something which shook the house. No idea what, at the time; after I'd done a quick tour round to make sure no bookshelves had collapsed, we came to the conclusion that perhaps something had fallen over in the attic and we went back to sleep. (Well, we tried. It took me a while.)

Checking the BBC website this morning, looks like it was possibly the shockwave from this -- a massive explosion at a fuel depot in Hemel Hempstead. (The time is certainly pretty much dead on.) That's got to be fifty miles from us, as the crow flies (or as the shockwave travels). Eek!