Saturday, 14 April 2012
Not that I've been able to do much else. I posted about the weather last week. I mentioned that Summer had arrived last Saturday. By Monday it had disappeared again. Two days of torrential rain, followed by a blustery day on Wednesday. By Thursday the wind had picked up and by yesterday it was gale force.
Last night I secured everything on the balcony, with my trusty washing line. This morning I ventured out to try and secure other things in the garden that are being battered. Poppy followed me, was literally blown off her feet, and rushed back into the house. Beki took one look from the doorway and decided against going out.
Fences have blown down again but they can be fixed. Mr A put tomato and strawberry plants in the garden earlier in the week. Such is the strength of this gale that the poor plants have been uprooted. I've managed to rescue a few from around the garden and have put them in a huge bowl of water in the old house for the time being. I fear for the trees, they are taking such a battering that I'm not sure they will all survive unscathed.
There are very dark clouds in the sky. Rain is on it's way. If this gale is still blowing when it does, then I face flooding in the house again. I have piles of towels ready.
Somehow I need to get down the hill to the village to buy bread and I'm dreading it. As Captain Oates once said "I may be some time".