Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Storm Barra

 It’s wild out there.
After work and dog walks, we all went to bed
I’m on night shifts until Christmas 
No food in the house when I woke in semi darkness 
I found chicken drumsticks , roast potatoes and a container of saved gravy in the back of the freezer and shared the feast with the girls in bed.
We are cuddling up to keep warm 
As Barra roars on

41 comments:

  1. Barbara Anne4:53 pm

    Hope Barra moves on before you need to drive to work. Can you stop at a grocery when on your way to or from work?
    Wishing you well, too, on the long run of night shifts.

    Hugs!

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  2. Is your chimney still not sorted? Good job you've got the fur babies to keep you warm. I don't know how you do those night shifts. When I had to do them, it nearly killed me. Really buggered up my sleeping/eating. You need to find a cushy (well paid) day job! xx

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  3. Stay safe and stay warm, John!

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  4. Lovely jubbly John-I like to snuggle up on my Tracey Emin sofa with my 4-Our walk was not accessible today because of high winds-we found an alternative route though and were swept happily along our way-Returning home a man inspected my chimney as arranged and after a bit of fiddling-45 minutes later task completed x

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  5. When you get a chance to get some food - stock up! Do they do grocery deliveries where you live John? Take care, keep warm and get a hot drink inside you! x

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  6. Nights until Christmas is a bit of a stretch but at least you won't be switching back and forth to days which I found really hard on mind and body. Thank goodness for the heating capacity of dogs.

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  7. Be safe John. My dogs are refusing to go out. we have HUGE hail stones. din dins in bed, with the TV on... Divine

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  8. Barra has left our side of the country and roared over your side thank goodness. Stay warm and safe.

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  9. i could use a good storm. we had flurries today but we've had relentless warm weather.

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  10. In that you give a persona on the blog of being organised and almost bordering on Mr Perfect in the home I am totally surprised that you wake up with no food in the house when shift work is your job.

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    1. On my diet I’ve kept food to a minimum and tend not to stockpile stuff
      Most meals are Soups and stir fries…nights shifts everything seems to go out of the window

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  11. We haven't seen much from Barra down in London -- just rain, really.

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  12. My persistent editorial pedantry demands that I point out the contradiction in your statements, "No food in the house... I found chicken drumsticks, roast potatoes and a container of saved gravy." Sorry, I can't help it.

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    1. Did you mean "Sigh" rather than "Sign"? Sigh.

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    2. Lol yes I did .dammm auto correct x

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    3. A lutle but of proff redding wood not go amuss... (my friend) :)

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    4. Anonymous7:03 am

      Give it a rest A.Scott. The world is a beautiful messy place - don't wear yourself out.

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    5. Brussel sprout9:02 am

      No anon You give it a rest because no one here is interested in your negative comments I am quite sure of that

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    6. The best comment of the post A. Scott.

      Sod off Brussel sprout.

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  13. It is a relief when the wind abates... cheese and onion toasties followed by banana and bramble jelly toasties here...and a good bottle of red 😎

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  14. And I can't help my finger tapping uncontrollably-That does sound a veritable feast for a carnivoree x

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    1. So rather than "No food in the house", what John should have reported was "There was a carnivorous feast in the house" :) Funny how a change of perspective and attitude changes things.

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    2. Anonymous10:39 pm

      John likes to aim for the pity vote sometimes. Aww John's got no food for himself and his pets, lets all send him some food or money.
      Nice try but I don't think so, anyone who can splash out on paintings and ornaments etc to the extent John does can afford to buy some food or arrange a delivery.

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    3. Ach no, it was a trivial aside, Why do you visit and read and comment if you so dislike your imagined version of John?

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    4. A Scott, why do you surmise that Anon doesn't like John? Maybe they love him; and the only way to get John's attention is by being extra obnoxious. One of my many nephews is an expert at this.

      U

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    5. Anonymous4:33 pm

      Ah, being extra obnoxious runs in the family Ursula, when here's me thinking it was just you.

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  15. Lol doesn’t everyone forget to shop occasionally ?
    Especially on night s
    Anon, your knickers are in a twist about nothing lol

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  16. God Anon, you're so boringly predictable! Get a life.

    John, when I cook I always put 1 or 2 extra portions in the freezer for when I cannot be arsed to cook, generally when, as it is now, too bloody hot. Humidity is through the roof here... I hope to lose 2 stone this week just through sweating.

    Jo in Auckland

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    1. Anonymous4:36 pm

      Jo - No it's just Anon, not God Anon, I've not reached the dizzy heights of ecclesiastical recognition yet.

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  17. We didn't venture out much yesterday; other than dog walking. I could hear the sound of the sea crashing about from my front door.

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  18. Winter is coming, storms are coming, you have no heat in your house and no food. And night shifts, so you need to 1-stock up on healthy staples/ freeze meals and 2 use those awesome organizational skills that you bring to going to London and films and theater, and keep food in the house.


    I hope you are okay and that you were able to get to work. I wonder how Bluebell drives in bad storms?

    PS Maybe buy some electric space heaters too.

    cmon John, you can do this.

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    1. I have oil heaters x 3 but the 18 inch stone cottage walls misses the fire
      I will chase up the chimney guy
      As for bluebell she’s a start ( touch wood)

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    2. He let me down recently with another lady("tied up")but Monday pm chimney sweep is returning to tend to my chimney-it will be peace of mind and such a relief-as he is very thorough x

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  19. Fridge raid! I like the idea of sharing it and cuddling up while the storm roars outside.

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  20. Shared the feast with the girls in bed? Oh, John, I won’t be spending the night with you -- despite the fact that you’re otherwise irresistible.

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  21. I hope you can get a proper rest over Christmas, after all those night shifts.

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