That great big FO post that I sort of promised? Won’t be happening. We’ve been without power from 8pm last night until lunchtime today and I’ve not been able to get anything done.

Our weather station recorded record wind speeds for our location last night – we got a gust of 90mph, breaking our 2008 record by 1mph. After that the data gets very dodgy, as there was no computing power available and data points are too widely spread in the weather station logger. All the same – it dooo look interesting!

Wind trend graph for the last 24 hrs - click for bigness

I am very pleased that the Hydro restored our power so quickly — we seem to have inadvertently run out of gas canisters for the picnic stove, and the backup Calor camping stove has vanished into thin air. Gas ran out just as the kettle came to the boil at breakfast time, so we did get a hot drink – though showers were not available. I feel grubby and chilly. Dare not open the freezers yet, so I’m about to reheat some soup that I made earlier this week. It will have to do for now.

Frankly, I am amazed that the hen hoose remained unscathed! We must write a testimonial for Mr Greenfrog.


We are still running a Force 8 Gale by the way – it only seems quiet by comparison with last night!

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

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