The UK's been all abuzz today following last night's earthquake. Those of you in California and the like will be laughing your socks off at the fuss made over a quake registering a puny 5.2 on the Richter scale plus a few cracked and tumbled chimney pots. But for us it's a big deal, because it's the biggest for nearly 25 years and it seems it was felt pretty much over the whole of the country.
I woke up when it happened. There was a deep rumbling that penetrated my slumbers just before 1 am. The wardrobe doors flew open, but I wasn't panicked this time around as I remembered the last 'big' one in 2002. That time I shot out of bed and looked out the window to see if I could find the cause of our house shakes. Everything appeared surprisingly normal. This time I just opened 1 eye, registered it was an earthquake and went back to sleep. NAH slept through it all as usual.
Kethry over at Urbania to Stoneheads has done a hilarious summary from today's media. I'll only add that it appears that mainly women woke up and then had to poke their partner in the ribs for them to realise that anything was going on at all. Make of that what you will ;)