|Darker the red, stronger the wind! Forecast for 24th December|
England and Wales are currently being battered by gales and heavy rain, and it's set to get worse for them during the night. Scotland has it's very own storm arriving later tonight and blazing on through the day. Winds of 80mph predicted.
I'm hoping the power stays on at least! I'm all set for a siege (probably for at least a month looking at the fridge!). The crew on our ferry did a grand job getting into the pier tonight, and final supplies arrived. Most visitors have arrived safely on the island with one or two more expected tomorrow I think. Though with the forecast whether they get here or not is another matter.
I've shown the weather map to Button and she's just gone out during a lull in the wind and rain. Hens are shut in with ample supplies of hen food and scraps. Charlie the barn cat has been left a tin of food on his "table" - which he will probably eat tonight! But at least he'll have some food in his tummy for the worst of the weather and mice to catch in the barn.
I've just taken my chocolate and orange cake out the oven (in place of Christmas cake), stuffing balls prepared and in the freezer. A lovely free range local chicken (unrelated to mine!) in the fridge for Christmas dinner and beyond....
Torches with new batteries, camping lantern, gas for heater and hob (hot plate) so should be OK..... see you all the other side of the storm! And stay safe everyone! I know folk in the US are suffering bad storms as well as those in the UK. Not good at this time of year when folk trying to get places for festivities.
Oh and Happy Christmas to those of you who celebrate!