Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Shakey, shakey, shake, shake!

All was normal when I went to bed last night and fell asleep. I woke at about 12.55 being shaken. I couldn`t make out what was waking me, there was no-one in the room shaking me to wake me, then I realised that it wasn`t just me shaking, the bed seemed to be shaking and so did everything around me. What had I eaten for supper, that could be making me feel like this I wondered?

I stretched out my arms and gripped the edges of the matress either side of me, to try and steady and hold myself still in the darkness (I didn`t put a light on, as that would have woken me up more). What was happening, it couldn`t be an earth tremor because we don`t get them in this country I thought. What was wrong with me? I`d never felt anything like this before. Gradually as I gripped the edges of the bed it subsided and, so I cuddled down again under the duvet and went off to sleep.

Waking to the sound of my radio alarm this morning, I remembered the event of the night and thought that I must have been dreaming. I felt ok, and everything in the room looked as normal. Then the news came on the radio "England & Wales suffered an earthquake last night 5.2 on the Richter scale, the centre of if being in Lincolnshire" So now I know that it wasn`t something wrong with me, I didn`t imagine it.

I wonder what all the birds in the trees in the wild, and animals in the earth made of it? It must have been terrifying for them.

5 comments:

eija said...

Ouch! But good thing you didn't know what was happening - at least I would've been terrified to know I was experiencing an earthquake! Scary...

Lani said...

You went back to sleep? You're amazing. I never would have been able to get back to sleep after experiencing something like that. Wow.

Lorna said...

hope you are feeling better. An earthquake in the UK. It has happened :) but it's pretty rare isn't it?

Hope your house is structurally undamaged!

Leigh said...

I am so glad you are okay!!! Bless your heart, I bet that was frightful! I can't believe England had an earthquake!

Ivy said...

Yes, Lorna, the house is fine thanks. It`s just me that`s under the weather!