Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Blustery Day....

Well I think that may really be an understatement. The weather on Thursday was fierce across the whole of the U.K. and much damage was caused by ferocious winds which then led to tidal surges and swollen seas causing rivers to burst their banks and flood. My heart goes out to all of those that suffered damage as they I write this post. I hope all my readers and anyone else is safe and people soon get back in their own homes if they cannot be in them right now.

The strongest wind recorded last Thursday was 142 m.p.h. That's is kind of strong.

We didn't suffer to badly in my area. We are to far inland for the tidal surges to affect us and I don't live near any rivers so we didn't have to worry about the water but the winds are always a worry and although I don't think we got the strongest gusts they were very fierce. Personally we didn't suffer any wind damage though next door did loose one of their fence panels. This is much to Trojan's delight who keeps being incredibly 'nosey' into their garden but it too much of a wimp to actually venture in as they have a cat...yep, Trojan is scared of the cat!!

I popped up the allotment yesterday when I got that chance a little fearful about the greenhouse and the beehives but all was well when I checked. One pane of glass got chipped in a corner but apart from that everything else was OK. A quick ear to the hives told me that the bees were keeping themselves hidden and warm as I listened to the lovely buzzing. My allotment neighbour lost a pane of glass in his greenhouse so I gave him one of my spare and some new clips so he could get it sorted straight away.

Well this was just a quickie really to say I hope all my readers are well after the recent weather. I will be posting some pic's for you tomorrow and even a reason behind the pics but for now stay warm and safe and enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
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12 comments:

  1. Fortunately we avoided any damage too. 142mph is serious - where was that? We had a gust if just over 40 which was bad enough!

    Like you we are fortunate to not be in an area affected by flooding - having your home flooded and possessions ruined must be heart breaking, On the news they had a clip of someone refusing to be rescued without their dog - quite right too!!!

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    1. I'm not sure where the strongest wind was recorded Sue...just heard it on the weather news.

      Glad you cam through the storm unscathed!

      Glad to hear someone takes responsibility for their pets even in dire situations.

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  2. Glad you didn't suffer too much damage. My greenhouse all but took off, we found half the roof in a neighbour's garden and lots of other panes were blown out too, but it's all back together again now. We also lost a fence panel but that's been sorted too.

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    1. Glad the damage was easily fixable Jo.

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  3. Dear Tanya, Thank you for the birthday wishes to my son. He did not want me to fuss, so I didn't post any pictures.
    Oh, my little dog is a chocolate poodle. He is a little sweetheart.

    I am glad you didn't suffer damage, though it sounds like it was quite fierce.

    The weather here is turning very cold!! and quite windy too, though not as bad as you experienced.

    Stay safe and warm dear. Blessings, Catherine xo

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    1. Our weather is unseasonably warm, I think that is why we are getting the winds!!

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  4. wow, 142 mph winds I can't imagine. Glad you didn't have any damage. That's funny about Trojan being afraid of cats

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    1. Oh Trojan is a real big softy with any of the animals we meet and really doesn't like confrontation. If a dog barks wrong he whimpers and hides behind my legs!!

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  5. Was surprised and pleased to find minimal damage to our plot as things were pretty damn blustery up here!

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  6. Glad you're ok and especially the bee hives and the bees. Take care.

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