Thursday 10 May 2012: Another casualty
As I was explaining to my new Japanese colleague why I didn't carry an umbrella in Edinburgh (despite the fact that we get more than our fair share of precipitation here), it didn't take long to stumble across an example to illustrate my point. No language barrier issues with that.
He showed me his light-weight, fold-down-to-a-tiny-size, umbrella which promptly took a battering from our old friend Gusty. I guess they must know a thing or two about strong winds, cos that little thing just flipped itself back around and carried on. By the time we had passed 5 discarded brollies, his super-engineered-by-crazy-scientists-tastic little umbrella has righted itself another three times without any stress.