Thursday, 5 December 2013
The Storm and a Duck
Many parts of
have been enduring storms today, up in it has been very blowy on
the west coast and I think the top recorded wind speed was about 142mph.
Although quite a few trees have been destroyed and it appears that at least two
folk have been killed, it has to be said folk up north are making less of a
fuss in this storm than the BBC did when the last storm was down south. Last
time here, there was no wind what so ever, but this time it was different and
although we were very much on the fringes of this storm it was certainly rather
bouncy outside, with the odd really powerful gust. This resulted in a few bits
of wood being blown about and a smashed large garden pot and the weather vane
vanishing off the roof. All the sheep have vanished from the fields next door
too but I think that may be connected to the man with the sheepdog and a large
The evening sky tonight as the sun set
(well it looks peaceful enough)
The next big worry in several places is a tidal storm surge; I really wish the BBC could report this stuff without making it sound like its going to be the end of the world at times. I think they need to wait and see how bad it is first before they commit themselves to a doomsday option. This will not affect us (the tide), we are rather a long way from the coast and if the sea reaches us then it really is doomsday.
I have bought a Christmas present today so a bit of a shock for BBC news although apparently they have no interest in this even though I managed to do it online. I should have bought a fish, I notice it is possible to buy a battery powered fish that looks and swims just like a real fish although it tastes rubbish. But the idea of buying a fish online (HAH HAH HAH HAH HA HAH HAH Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha) is slightly amusing OK only very slightly. It’s a sustainable fish joke HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH AH HAH HAH HAH AH ha ha ha.
I have also moved a mirror a small distance and took a picture of the sky today. OOOOoooo yes I also had to check that the Steam Powered Duck was safe when it was blown off her pond, she was. . . . . .