Saturday, 21 October 2017

Brian is a bit of a c*#t


Storm Brian seems rather more ferocious than Ophelia
We were caught in it when we went to Conwy to buy mussels
And by the time we got home the wind had already toppled the ceanothus in the front garden


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  1. That's a shame. Sorry about that. Stay safe!

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  2. Sad about that. I have tried to grow Ceanothus up here NE Scotland but as our winds are normally much stronger than Brian I better give up.

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  3. What's so bad about being a Celt? I mean, you live in Wales and all...

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    1. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    2. Anonymous1:17 am

      Slightly disappointed. I had thought the title was a witty play on the name of the late Play School presenter and voice of Windy Miller Brian Cant...

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  4. Anonymous5:36 pm

    I left my car in Tesco's car park the bottom of the village and battled against Brian up the High Street to the Post Office - it took me about at least 10 minutes longer than usual. The return journey took about a tenth of the time. The Force was with me!

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    1. Who is that? Xxx

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    2. Luke Skywalker .... obviously :-)

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  5. Oh that's a shame.
    Ceanothus takes ages to grow x x

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    1. Thanks greeta you dog lesbian ..winnie and mary sends you love x

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  6. Helping my daughter move, the wind caught a packet of sponges and I had to run after them. Having caught them I failed to notice the package had now broken and the sponges escaped again, this time in all directions. I couldn't run after them, I was laughing too much.

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    1. Its awful when your sponge drops unexpectedly

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  7. Stay tied down, did the shrub/tree break of tip over?

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  8. Did it just come up by the roots ? can you replant it ? I hope you can.
    So you are getting a Hurricane ..nowhere is safe :(
    I hope it is not too bad .. stay in touch .. give us "blow by blow" notices of how it is all going.

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    1. Snapped four inches from the ground

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  9. Keep safe and cosy John. The wind is getting stronger here in north west England too.

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    1. Im cooking lasagne to keep warm

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    2. I'mma stop by for some lasagna!

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  10. Two gales in a week. They turn up like buses. Its gone cold too for October.

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    1. You had it worse dave

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    2. I promise never to complain about hiding in the downstairs bathroom with the cats when we had a tornado warning .. or threats of hurricanes that thank god never showed up.

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  11. Do hope that Ceanothus is repairsble, they are such lovely bushes.. Brian has left us buckets of rain here to day - the day patio doors are going in at my bungalow.

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  12. Oh my!

    Well, better a tree than a human being.x

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    1. Depends on the human being.

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  13. They'll soon be round for bonfire wood. Should be some big ones this Guy Fawkes.

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  14. I am sad about the Ceanothus but happy it was not your roof !
    Will it grow back ?

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. well there's a mess to be cleaned up

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  16. I tried to warn you when Brian was in Aberystwyth but you were completely engrossed in kitchen planning. If I can find my amazing Aberystwyth poem I'll dedicate it to the memory of your tree.

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    1. John, you can't say I'm not a man of my word. Go to my Poet in Residence blog and type Aberyswyth in the blog search box and the poem will appear as if by magic. I've put the dedication to your tree in the comments section.

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  17. oh no! no blue flowers!

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  18. Are you going to try to rescue your ceanothus by righting it and bedding it back in the earth? A couple of stout supporting poles would help.

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    1. That would be wonderful if you could save it ! at least try ..

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  19. If ceanothus is the one with blue flowers it is my favourite shrub, the one I can never remember the name of. Just a bit windy here near Newcastle, and we seemed to miss storm Ophelia as well. Stay safe, thinking of you the Prof and the furry family. Snuggle up stay warm and hope there is no more damage.

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  20. I never thought I would miss a good old fashioned thunder storm or snow fall ... in the US / Florida, it is tornado warnings and hurricanes .. good god .. Somehow though, a big wind in your town sounds much more appealing than here in my town.'
    Stay safe ...

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  21. I hate to lose a mature shrub or tree; it's like losing an old friend. Ah well, maybe a chance to plant something new?

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  22. Can it be propped up again? I hope so.

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  23. Sounds like quite the wind, storm.
    Sorry about your toppled ceanothus . . .
    I don’t like losing my favorites . . .

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  24. A storm with a few gusts. I thinki this naming lark is rubbish. We used to just say "quite a windy day yesterday" and put the fences back up and that was it.

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  25. Brian blew my snapback off outside Tesco's. Ended up running around the car park with cap hair trying to get it back. Not cool at all.

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  26. We had lasagna too xx

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  27. We've lost some of the largest branches on our newish nut trees, we're pretty disappointed as this year is the first year we've had a decent harvest of nuts from them. Now we'll have to give them a hard pruning and do without any nuts next year.

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  29. So sorry. :( I always say a little prayer that my trees will stay strong when we have storms and so far I've been lucky. Very sad for this little tree.

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  30. That's such a shame, I'm just catching up on your blog, have a way to go yet.

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