Now for those of you who don’t live in the UK, our little corner of England has been suffering from some high winds (90mph reported not far away), we have had some torrential rain and the coast has received a battering.
To give you some idea this is the before the during
and the after, at one Devon coastal resort!
Wednesday is bin day and my circuits started early with hubby bringing the news that the recycling bin had put its self and contents all over the cul-de-sac.
- Circuit one:-dashing around the street in onesie and wellies retrieving, bottles, cans and paper from the neighbours gardens
- Circuit two:- once day light retrieval of recycling bin lid, now it could be seen from the front garden
- Circuit three:- once dressed, wellies, coat, hat on to move all three bins to the path, ready for collection
- Circuit four:-wellies, coat, hat on, rescue small blue bin from road.
- Circuit five:-dash out get soaked to replace lid on wheelie bin and turn against the wind
- Circuit six:-Bin men have been, time to get two of the bins back before they end up in Dorset.
By 10 am I was exhausted, damp and fed up with the circuits!
Tonight was meant to be running club night, to do ‘training,’ I would imagine this was going to be something nasty like intervals, sprints or hill work. I was intending to go honest, but after all the rain we had, the village was cut off in two directions. We can still get out but its a long way round. I was worried about the flooding and getting stranded in my little yellow car somewhere so opted instead for a quickish 3 miles in the village before returning home to watch the storm devastation on the news.
Feeling grateful that we live on a hill and not on the coast, feeling sorry for all those not as fortunate tonight who are helpless against this storm and the mighty power of the sea.
(Photos thanks to The Telegraph, Wikipedia and BBC news)