Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Doc Barbara looks to the skies

   Followers of our regular Doc Barbara column in The Monmouthshire Mouthpiece - and they are both numerous and devoted - will know that she endeavours to uphold time-honoured British values in her daily life: courage, enterprise, stiff upper lip and regular tooth-flossing (although she finds the last two difficult to achieve simultaneously). Yet she is also keen to keep abreast of the latest technology and has recently purchased a Chromebook, attracted to the idea that is does not carry viruses, since she is apt to suffer from a sore throat come the winter.

   Learning that material is stored on a cloud, she felt that this device is ideal for normal weather in her native land but this morning, on waking to the clear sky pictured above, she worried that the record of her exploits would be lost. A friendly local builder offered to have a look for her and reassured her that all is well, but our gallant lady continues to be anxious and will only rest content when normal gloom is restored. "Put on your new coat," advised one of her admirers, "every silver lining has a cloud."

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