Watching 'Newsround' with the 4.87 yr
old Grandson in an attempt to distract him from games of imagination and terror in which the 1.3 yr old junior granddaughter plays a central and potentially fatal role, I heard the presenter describe something 'as high as 9 Big Bens put on top of each other' The Gs did not find this image helpful nor did Huttonian. Disgruntled Commuter had said some about such comparisons as as 'heavy as a London Bus' or two London buses which is heavier still. Unless you have the weight of a London Bus at your finger tips (and looking at our Tame No12 Kensington to Horncliffe via Whitehall Routemaster at the Chain Bridge Honey Farm that is quite heavy) it is somewhat meaningless rule of thumb-and I suppose rules of thumb are useful to have with fingertips, said he in a philosophical mode. Anyhow I digress. Hutton Think Tank have been commissioned to produce local rule of thumb images which would mean something to local people who may not all be familiar with even one Big Ben in the flesh as it were (It can look tiny on a 12" screen analogue TV the standard goggle box of the Borders) or even with a Route Master Bus whose movement is somewhat restricted as being only able to turn left out of the Honey Farm being much too heavy to cross the Chain Bridge (so that is how heavy it is-Blog-ed
)'Twice the Height of Hutton Kirk'.
(I tried 'two Hutton Churches on top of each other' to someone in the post office and was told kindly but firmly that there was only one church in the village. Good Point' Higher than Hutton Hill'.
As in 'this pile of slurry is twice the height of Hutton Hill' Hutton Hill is actually not very high nor is twice it-some piles of slurry are much higher-high as 5 No 32 (single decker) Buses put on top of each other probably. Not a good image with regard to slurry-the concern is not with size but noisesomeness. 'Twice as smelly as a pile of slurry' Now we are getting somewhere. Anyhow why should I do Ht2's work for them. Any suggested images to Ht2 at their usual deadletter box please.