Friday, 18 February 2022

Bra Straps

 It’s 6.40am and I’m writing up my patients’ notes as the wind picks up over West Shore here in Llandudno.
A sizeable group of the  Orme’s goats, presumably  sensing the approaching storm crossed our car park in the wee small hours and entered the gardens of the housing complex opposite 
I watched them on the security cameras as they tiptoed past Bluebell.

Eunice will hit Trelawnyd hard around 11 am, where wind gusts have been forecasted to be 20 mph stronger than they will be just 2 miles north on the coastal plain.
There seems a lot of worry about this storm compared to the ones we’ve had in the past
I may sleep downstairs when I get home 
I hope my Churchyard laburnum survives…and my roof 

Hold on to your bra straps it’s going to be a bumpy day

36 comments:

  1. My dear John, not that you would know the pains of procuring the gold standard (try Rigby & Peller, Knightsbridge, London): A good bra is a miracle of precise engineering. It's why I wouldn't put too much trust into any old bra. Why not wear belt AND braces instead, John? The wind may blow you my way. I can see the Angel now: "Look, Mama, what Eunice has blown in". On the off chance I'll have a Scotch egg at the ready by way of damage limitation.

    U

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    1. Ursula - with promotional prose as good as that you should approach Ratana to enquire whether they have any opportunities for paid employment.

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    2. Tasker, thanks for the compliment re my "prose". Alas, I am not looking for further "paid employment" as I am full to capacity. However, I am currently in the market (for Rigby & Peller's finest). Like any good builder (and dresser) knows: Get the foundations right, the walls will look after themselves. Which reminds me, where do you get your underpants from? Calvin Klein?

      U

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  2. I hope it's milder than anticipated, best of luck

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  3. Stay safe John. Heather

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  4. veg artist8:19 am

    I got up an hour ago, thinking it wasn't as bad as I expected. Not the forecast rain, anyway. But the wind has picked up a lot in that hour, due to be its strongest (86mph)9am-11am. We are just north of that vivid red patch which is going to travel up the Severn.
    Do you have to drive home around 11? Take great care.

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  5. It's picking up here as well. I am expecting to hear the roof tiles clattering to the ground soon.

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  6. Blowin' a hoolie here, hope all ok with everyone.

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  7. Stay safe and warm, John. I hope your little cottage is snuggled down enough to avoid damage. xx

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  8. We've had crazy wind too and this city is known for it. It's scary sometimes but we live in a solid space. I hope you weather it well <3

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  9. Eunice doesn’t look all too kind. Wishing you safe and well!

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  10. I'm feeling tense and trapped as I've made the decision to stay indoors-luckily the dogs are snuggled up sleeping still and not agitated at the moment-problem is later on they will be very naughty-hoping Eunice is soon no more-and we can continue happily along our way xxxxxxx

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  11. Safe journey home John. I feel for those who have to go out in the storm. I shall be huddled up inside. Dog has had a walk ( wet) and that will be it for today. We are in Herts so won't get too much until lunchtime I think.

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  12. Sunny and calm at the moment here in North Lincolnshire. I think it is expected at about 1.30pm. That's when they will close the Humber Bridge to all traffic.

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  13. getting battered here in Cornwall. Take care getting home

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  14. The goats of The Great Orme must be traumatised. Why not pack as many as you can into Bluebell and take them back to your cottage? The field across the lane will make an excellent sanctuary. You will probably have to put the back seats down and remove the parcel shelf. If a traffic cop stops you, say they are Ukrainians.

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  15. Stay safe, I noticed ALL the trains across Wales have been cancelled ... not something they do lightly.

    My roof is rattling like a good 'un. I can almost picture it flapping it's two sides and taking off completely.

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  16. Hunker down and stay safe

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  17. Take care, be safe. On a side note, those goats never take it upon themselves to climb onto cars? My father had a crotchety old nanny who did just that to my car. I was quite upset.

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  18. We have wind here, too, gusts up to 50 mph. A flock of sparrows are clinging to the leafless branches of my gingko until the right gust comes along, at which point they go shooting off like little feather stars.

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  19. Hope you are well John. We have had the people over the back to us mammoth trampoline bust through our fence and land upside down in our garden feet away from the greenhouse. The glass in the porch has blown out on one side and a neighbour has had their tree fall on to their parked car. Not great!

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  20. Barbara Anne2:58 pm

    Batten down the hatches and hang on everybody.
    On the east coast here in the US we had 50mph gusts of wind overnight but, so far, the trees are still up.
    Hope you're safely home and tucked in, John, and that the little laburnum is still upright and hanging on.

    Hugs!

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  21. So far Eunice is being kind but there's time yet, so my bra straps are well and truly fixed.

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  22. I hope you don't sustain any damage -- and your little tree too!

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  23. I hope the storms leaves your house in peace. We are getting gale winds tonight too. We always loose shingles, thankfully the condo is scheduled for a new roof this year! It is long over due.

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  24. You and your inner 9 year old boy, giggling over bra straps! Makes me laugh.

    I do hope you get home before the storm hits and all is well during and after. Here , east coast US we had gale warnings and high winds, my ptio table broke free of its bungees and skittered across the deck, along with a chair and big flower pots. My fear is my windows will blow in; fortunately the highest gusts were just a bit southeast, instead of due south.


    Let us know how you are!

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  25. High winds are always unsettling. The wind is nature's way of pruning our landscapes. No doubt there will be much clean-up.

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  26. i hope you're soon home safe and sound with no damage to your cottage x

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  27. I hope you got home safe and well and the little tree is hanging in there. Hope the goats will be ok too.

    Jo in Auckland

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  28. Haven't had it too bad here, just cold and blustery.
    Hope you and garden are undamaged

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  29. Stay safe and warm!

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  30. I hope you're safely home and tucked up in bed - downstairs if that will help you all to sleep more soundly. The weather at this end of the world is weird too - mid summer but last week had a couple of days of the heaviest rain since records began in some parts of the country. Now it's gorgeous, and we're waiting for the next burst.

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  32. Do hope all is well..and the pups were not to upset.
    Dear demon puss hated when we got hurricanes..

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  33. Mary Ellen5:31 pm

    John - So happy for you - good things really do happen to good people -

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