Friday, 24 February 2017

What a difference...

A day makes! All safe and sound here thank goodness. Apart from the poor woman dying in Wolverhampton, I think we all got off lightly from a danger to life point of view.

Shopping done plus a quick trip to B & Q to get drawer carcasses, yes we needed to change them, only 3 though.

Washing on which I hope to get dry today, some baking to do later and that is it. I am beginning to crochet some more squares for a second blanket as the first is proving very useful.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

For some ....

Storm Doris is proving a real handful. We have strong winds with gusts of 60 - 70mph. One fence post broke at the bottom on our neighbours fence and we all went out to help him put up props to stop it blowing down.

So far the rain hasn't been too bad but the wind isn't due to reduce for a few hours yet. I think some seaside areas are having a bad time. Hope you are all keeping safe.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Battening down the hatches ...

Storm Doris is approaching and we are as prepared as can be for it. I hope no flooding takes place, something we can't control.

We had rain for a couple of hours this morning and I heard water gushing so looked out into the back garden. One of the down pipes that feeds the garage guttering into our water butts/drains etc, had become detached - DB fixed it after taking out a small blockage inside. Dread to think what damage might have occurred if it hadn't been spotted!

Our log basket has been filled just in case the electricity goes off and we need heat. That will save us having to go outside in the pouring rain. Our standby gas cooker is also ready just in case. It isn't so much the rain (of which there will be far too much no doubt), it is the expected 10 hours of high winds tomorrow which may well knock out the electric.

Take care folks and stay safe.