Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Squirrels, Sherlock and the apocalypse

H'mm, well, I haven't written for ages as I have been tied up in creating my official work blog. But there are some things you just can't post there. Like this, for example.

A good friend of mine once confessed that as she took her daily walk through the park to the tube, the main thing on her mind was what would happen if squirrels ganged up and turned feral, and how people would have to wear anti squirrel wire mesh helmets and squirrel proof clothing. In honour of that here are the top three places my mind goes to in similar situations.

1. If Sherlock Holmes was brought forward in time to the 21st century, would he still be a brilliant detective or would he despair because all of the things he had spent so much time learning, such as the particular type of mud in Battersea, were pretty much irrelevant?

2. If I was to go back in time to the Elizabethan era armed with a goodly supply of some modern delicacy such as Lemsip or chocolate, would I be feted or burned as a witch? (Usually I think the latter).

3. Come the apocalypse what's the best way of getting out of London and where should I head? This is now complicated by having to pick small child up from nursery on the way.

Well, I'm glad I got that out of my system.

6 comments:

Typical Essex Girl said...

I don't want to add to your worries.... but have you got a well thought through zombie plan? For when the zombie virus hits? I don't think Lemsip will be effective, though it may ease some of the less desirable symptoms.

Typical Essex Girl said...

P.S. Get me and you blogging and commenting at the same time! Surely we are now the most modern of old friends?

Hackney Hackette said...

Zombies count as apocalypse i think. Avoid tunnels under the Thames is my motto - I have seen 28 Days Later.

I read recently that Maldon is possibly slightly radioactive due to 16 years of low level leakages from Bradwell, have you come across this exciting piece of news? I mention it as its all part of the apocalypse plan, to avoid nuclear power stations - a shame as otherwise I'd head for Southwold.

opus said...

If Mozart were alive today would be writing jingles for tv ads?
If Shakespeare were brought back would he write plays for a small open air theatre in Southwark?....there's a thought....

Hackney Hackette said...

Mozart would be writing songs for Girls Aloud. FACT.

Hackney Hackette said...

PS Hello Hackney person!