On friday I was at work, eating my lunch and minding my own business. It was raining but not storming. Then suddenly there was this enormous flash of light and deafening roll of thunder. Simultaneously. I just about shot out of my skin, as did everyone else in the office. There was a lot of nervous laughter, given that our office is in an old mill and there’s a fucking big tower right next to it. There was no more lightning though. (I left the metal legged chair and finished my lunch at my desk though)
Then yesterday I saw in a local newspaper that a house two streets away from us had been struck by lightning. It blew out all the electrics and mildly electrocuted a man.