Whenever technology is ranged against Mother Nature then Mother nature always wins.

Last Thursday a tree (not ours) fell across our lane but was stopped from falling to the ground by the telephone cable that supplies our lane. It was a very heavy tree and the telephone cable was obviously very strong because although the cable sagged considerably it didn't break.

However that cable ran to the wooden pole from which our telephone connection runs to the house. Although that pole is really quite substantial the cable with the tree resting on it pulled the top of the pole toward the tree which cause the pole to bow pulling it away from our house. PING! went our telephone cable as it snapped and we were then without telephone or broadband for four days until it was repaired.

Luckily everyone seems to have behaved themselves in my absence so lets try and keep it that way shall we? :mrgreen: