Mr Fish's Clone: Mr Something McSomething is promising us (North East England and SE Scotland) really wet weather
on a tropical scale. His dire warnings of floods similar to those endured by Noah and sons are reflected on the BBC Ceefax 'Weather Warning'(p405) but ITV Teletext is much more laid back claiming Berwick is to remain dry and cloudy. We shall see who is right-if we can see at all as the Merse is blanketed with an all envelloping Haar out of which our garden wall is barely visible. Mr S.Mc S could be correct. The Great Flood of '48 was a summer event submerging all buildings on the banks of the Whiteadder including Hutton Mill below us (well below us, thankfully) and sweeping away a couple of bridges across the Tweed. If repeated it could be bad news for the Edington Mill development up stream and across the Whiteadder from us. Here a Mill has been converted into 'luxury'apartments (£305,000 upwards) and associated new buildings erected on the flood plain despite local advice to the contrary. Hutton Mill itself has been restored and turned into a self catering fisherman's cottage-fish could be visiting rather too closely for comfort if Mr S is accurate.