Oh boy! we’re supposed to go out tonight, to a child’s birthday tea. He lives on a very exposed hill. Storms are raging. Heavy rain has arrived as well. There have been destructive winds up to 100mph recorded south of where I live; mind you, I don’t think we’ve fared much better. We just have fewer standing trees than most other places, therefore, there won’t be the same devastating outcomes if trees are felled by these fearful winds. Undoubtedly there’ll be structural hits. We have baited breath wondering if it will happen to us in our own exposed place. All our roof tiles are nailed down. Apart from hearing the whole roof move, we have never lost a tile. We did lose a concrete wall a few years ago, a heavy, pegged down Wendy House ‘flew over the rainbow’, landing in another part of the garden, and we sustained damage to the pebbledash/harling at the front of the house.

I hear all ferries to various islands have been cancelled, no surprise there. Better safe than sorry. Hopefully, any fishing boats have had time to get into a port or a safe haven. On land, bridges will be closed to all traffic in the current severe weather conditions. I truly hope any long distance truck drivers and their high-sided vehicles are parked securely off the roads. This is no time for pedestrians to be out walking either.

As regards our outing, we will have to assess the weather conditions at the time.



  1. Currently we have driving sleet and storms. We lost power earlier this evening. It’s meant to be worse here tomorrow. the volcanic ash is meant to be heading in our direction as well. I hope our severe and wet weather will dilute it.


  2. I’ll say …and we have had sleet. (It’s not very warm just now). Today has dawned blustery with a strange sun light. We are bracing ourselves for more weather. which according to the weather forecasters will return ‘ere long.

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