Saturday, 5 December 2015

Desmond

Desmond is wreaking havoc across Wales and Northern Britain.
Here in Trelawnyd the wind is very strong, so much so that one gust has elicited a single
" ding" from the Church bell, something I have never heard before.
The sheep took themselves down to the lowest portion of the field yesterday and have stayed there ever since with their bottoms facing into the wind.
The remaining hens disappeared into the hawthorn hedge leaving the geese unbowed by the gales, and after a windswept walk we, the cotage folk, are all hunkered  around the fire eating cheese and biscuits whilst watching ET
Its a day for hiding away at home.

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  1. And this is why walls were invented.
    Stay cozy and safe.

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    1. And 18 inches thick.......the cottage was built in 1764 built to last

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  2. We are hiding away at home too, but the rain is coming in, towels on window sills are helping :-)

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  3. Desmond Dekker or Desmond Tutu? It is easy to imagine an angry Desmond Tuto wreaking havoc in Rhyl with a massive sabre whilst yelling "Die ye sinners!"

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    1. His little hitler moustache would go down well in rhyl.....have you ever been to rhyl YP.?

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    2. ...but I don't have a toothbrush moustache!

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  4. Batten down the hatches & stay safe x

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  5. I hope you and your smallholding stay safe John. Eating cheese and biscuits and staying warm sounds like a good plan.

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    1. Its 21.38 and all are safe xxx

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  6. We are also expecting a storm today. Of the snowy kind. Good day to light an early fire and decorate the tree.

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  7. So nice to have a fire and fur babies on such a day.

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    1. Mary's toileting has gone out of the window , the high wind has distracted her in the garden " toilet" she has pissed all day in the kitchen x

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  8. "with their bottoms facing into the wind"

    Ah... Has Winnie tried that? Especially in the LEAST sheltered location? Previous reports of her proclivities suggest she may enjoy it.

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    1. She's positioned her vulva against the letter box as we speak

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  9. Here also cold and windy night but not a storm. Stay safe.

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  10. We seem to be escaping grotty weather at the moment....no doubt we shall have our share of a 'Desmond' type storm eventually. Looking forward to cheese and biscuits as well....once I have made some decent cheese! Hope you stay warm, hope the gusts of wind are not strong enough to make that church bell ring too many times. Vx

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    1. Vera lovely to hear from you,..... Am loving your facebook entries xx

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  11. Welcome to my world.....

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    1. You're a hard scots lass...ypu'll cope x

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  12. We had freezing fog this mornig. It's been a long time since the last time.

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  13. Good luck. I hope any damage is minimal.

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  14. Good to have somewhere cosy and safe from the storm.

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  15. Oh poor sheep .. I thought they would be in a barn , snug and warm.
    Glad you all are snug and warm .. Not a fit day for man nor beast .. it is good to have someone to snuggle down with on those days.

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    1. Dont worry, they are scottish sheep and well used to bad weather.. They just sit down in bad weather and cope...when we had deep snow, they ignored all the hay and shelter i put out for them,

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    2. Ahhh Scottish sheep ... they are hardy and strong then :)

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  16. If it's ringing the bell, the wind must be very strong. Stay safe and stay inside if you can.

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  17. I love rain and maybe even a bit of storm....with no damages :). Stay hunkered down and cozy.

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  18. Bottoms into the wind will be my strategy if Desmond tries to bash down my back door.

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  19. Stay safe!
    Come back to Sydney we are having hot, hot, hot weather!

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    1. 41 in Adelaide today! Give me cold weather any day!

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  20. Terrible here John but we are not having quite the same floods as in the west of the country. Agree about hunkering down though. Incidentallt I love that photograph of you and Mary.

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    1. I love that photo also .. she is looking straight at him as if to say, So you are my Dad ..

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    2. She's a sweetie but oh so willfull and assertive......but like meg she's als brighter than the rest of the pack already..

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    3. I want a little Meg or Mary of my own.
      I have to get this house sold and move .. then there will be a pup in my life again.
      I hope you are doing well, weather-wise .. staying in and warming your toes by the fire ..

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  21. it's 60 and sunny here. no winter for us this year i am afraid! your cutters arrived and i will mail them on monday. can you send your address?

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  22. Glad you're warm, safe and dry... get all that bad weather out of the way before summer of 2017; plans are afoot!

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  23. Stay safe. So much flooding here. Jack only just made it home this evening. The car is a write off. At least that can be replaced. X

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  24. Well I won't complain about the heat wave that thankfully has passed... Certainly sounds wild weather , nice to be all warm and cozy in the cottage X

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  25. Dang it, now I feel all sorry for the sheep!

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    1. Ah, should have read your reply to the similar comment above before posting mine :)

      Stay safe.

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  26. May you all stay safe and warm.

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  27. You have inspired me to eat two slices of cake for dessert with my Irish Cream. Wouldn't want to blow away!

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  28. The UK seems to be having some unusually harsh weather recently. it must be the global warming. Dare I say, but it's been rather nice here. I hope your roof is OK.

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    1. You cannot be serious.

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  29. I hate the sound of the wind. Close those shutters up, grab a puppy, and enjoy a glass of fine spirits. Hopefully, it won't be too bumpy a ride and it will be over quickly.

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  30. Stay warm and dry!

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  31. A perfect day for ET... So glad you've got that fire, too.

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  32. I hope all is well in Gently-ville !!

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  33. I wondered how you were coping with Desmond! Glad things seem to be OK. We've had lots of wind here too, but nothing else.

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