I was woken up a few minutes ago by what I can only assume was an earth tremor – the whole house was being shaken.

This is nothing compared to what some of you experience in other parts of the world, but it’s way out of the ordinary for me!

I’ve just put the news on and apparently it measured 4.7 on the Richter Scale and the epicentre was in Lincolnshire, about 15 mile NE of Lincoln… just a few miles from where I live – so no wonder I felt it!

Update: The scale has been upped to 5.2, which is the biggest one in Britain since one of 5.4 in North Wales in 1984.