Saturday, 8 February 2020

Storm Ciara

The wind is howling around the cottage getting stronger and stronger has each second passes.  The rain too is been thrust against the window panes.  There are intermittent lulls and then it once again reaches its crescendo.  Those are powerful winds...I am so glad that we have the safety of this little cottage to keep us warm and dry.  The much publicised Storm Ciara is beginning its journey across our little Island.  It is certainly the season for storms and once again we are well prepared.  Logs are cut and stored, along with kindling and coal all ready for the stove.  In the event of a power cut we will be warm.  We also have torches, batteries and a camping stove.  Soup is almost ready for a warming meal and the bread is almost ready from the bread making machine.   Mincemeat slices have been made so we won't starve.  The predicted wind speeds here are 70 - 80 mph.  Here's hoping there will not be too much damage.

Stay safe.

See you soon.

66 comments:

  1. It must be reassuring knowing you are well prepared. You'll stay safe and cosy in your little cottage. X

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  2. Oh my! It sounds like a very scary storm but that you're very well prepared. Your cottage sounds cozy, content and full of good things. I hope you and Gerard are feeling well and we're keeping you both in our prayers daily.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. Stay safe!

    We survived our Ice Storm, with power intact. But many, were not so lucky.

    ⛄ ☃ ⛄

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  4. I'm glad you're well prepared, it's reassuring to know you have everything at hand should it be needed. It's a bit windy here just now but not too bad, the heavy rain is due to begin at midnight.

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  5. We are hunkering down, too. It is wild already here in Glasgow. Stay warm and cozy x

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  6. what you have now we expect tonight, but probably it's stronger on your island here they announced up to 100 km/h which is a little less but not much. I suppose it will be more at the coast then here in the inland. Anyway there is nothing which could be damaged around the house, but I admit I find it scary to hear the wind howling around even if it's warm and cozy inside ! Years ago two of our trees nearly fell on the house, but then decided to fall over the street nobody could go through ! Ever since I am a bit scared.

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  7. Glad you have your cozy little cottage. It always looks so warm and inviting. Hope the storm moves away quickly. There have many storms around lately, everywhere! Take care.

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  8. The winds are whipping up here too but I bet it's far scarier where you are. Please stay safe in your cosy cottage.

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  9. Wow, those are intense winds! You sound snug and warm in your cottage. We are expecting rain and snow in the mountains here in California, too.

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  10. Look after yourself. I'll be thinking of you.

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  11. Do stay safe. I saw a news/weather report earlier reckoning this was a “once in a decade” storm . . .

    It is very wild down here in West Cumbria, so I can only imagine how it is on your island.

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  12. Glad you are well prepared. Stay safe

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  13. I am thankful for modern weather forecasts that can help us prepare for impending storms. So glad you are tucked in safely in your cottage.

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  15. sounds scary... stay safe and warm!!

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  16. Yes the storm does not sound good.
    Stay safe and warm.

    All the best Jan

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  17. That storm sounds vile. You stay safe!

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  18. Good thing you're prepared for whatever the storm hands you. Hopefully it will pass quickly and not do much damage.

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  19. When I see photos of your sturdy cottage, it is reassuring to know that it has withstood the fury of the weather for many decades. Wishing you well through the latest storm.

    It is cyclone season in Australia. North-western Australia has just been lashed by Cyclone Damien. Veterans of such things describe it as a 'baby' even though it required people to evacuate to safer places.

    Stay cosy, warm and safe!

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  20. Even flat out of the way Lincolnshire is getting a battering at the moment.

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  21. Stay safe. It's quite windy here this morning but not too bad at the moment.

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  22. other half has just pointed out that his shed roofing felt is coming off , would i just go out and hammer a few nails in ? Awards for guessing the answer

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  23. Stay safe and warm. Very windy and rainy here too:)

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  24. Same here. We've had gusts of horizontal rain, that just a short while ago upended the trike shed!! John and I had to get out there, push it back upright and get the trike out. We've wrapped it with an old lawnmower flex and secured it to the garage door handle. Hopefully it won't loosen and take off!! Take care. Best, Jane x

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  25. We had a horrendous night here too with very strong winds and lashings of icy rain. MM, you sound well prepared. Stay safe x

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  27. Hope you are safe, sound, and cozy my dear friend!!!!

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  28. Feb. 9, 2020

    Hope all is well today/Sunday.

    ❄ 🌕 ❄

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  29. It sounds like you are well prepared. I bet those winds were noisy.

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  30. Bravo on being so prepared for the wild weather you're being treated to. We also have famous winds here in the Columbia River Gorge.. they can gust up to 80 to 100 mile winds! Stay cozy!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  31. Well done Lorraine, you are a great organiser, I'm glad you're safe and warm in your cosy cottage. I've just returned from a match with my bowls club in the village hall, I thought I was going to get blown away!

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  32. The storm must be over and I hope you are safe. It's great that you are prepared. God bless. Thelma.

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  33. I am glad you have a safe and cozy place to shelter in the storms. While at our church at a conference on Friday night there was a surprising fierce deluge of rain that hit but our power stayed steady for which we were grateful! ❤️🙏

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  34. So pleased to know that you are safe in your lovely cottage. She's been a bit of a beast this Ciara.
    Hugs-x-

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  35. I hope the stormy weather has calmed down on your island and that you're safe and well. We had heavy rain and winds and in some areas there was flooding again which must be miserable. By yesterday afternoon we had a lull before the heavy rain and strong wind began again, but now all is calm here. Stay safe if you go out-and-about and have a good week.

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  36. Storms are never good news. We had a battering and a lot of rain here, but others much more badly effected than West Wales. Hope you have power again soon, if you had an outage, and didn't suffer any damage from the storm.

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  37. stay safe and hope it doesn't cause any damage!

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  38. Your stone build cottage will withstand anything I think.. no damage here in Suffolk altho we did have fierce winds and a lot of rain. I feel for those poor people with flooded homes, what a nightmare for them. Stay safe and take care.

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  39. Storms can be scary but you are safe and comfortable inside your cottage. Stay warm, stay safe and take care.

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  40. I trust you are doing well during the storm. I don't think our cottage would fare so well with wind speeds of 70 miles and hour!! It wasn't built to take such a pounding. Living where you do would be so wonderful, yet frightening at times with the severe storms. Prayed for your safety. xo

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  41. I imagine you came out OK since you visited my blog. Thanks for coming by.

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  43. I hope you stayed safe during the storm!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  44. You were prepared for sure. Your meal sounded so delicious with home made bread. I don't think I have been in 70 mile and hr. store. Not that I remember anyway.

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  45. Praying for safety... storms are so scary but all we can do is be prepared and to stay calm... here in the mountains we get snow and ice storms. Those are just as scary I think :)

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  46. 💕 💕 💕Happy Valentine Day💕 💕 💕

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  47. Wow! Stay inside and may the Good Lord keep to safe.

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  48. OH that is scary! I'm so glad that you have the experience to be prepared for such storms!

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  49. Oh my goodness! I pray you stay safe and that storm passes quickly. I always appreciate your sweet visits.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  50. Sounds like you have done preparations in advance, and I do hope you will both be safe and cozy in your cottage.

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  51. I keep thinking of you as I know that the weather will be worse where you live although it's very unsettled down here with the endless wind and rain over two weekends. I know you are well prepared and I pray that you and everyone around the coast and northern islands stay safe. I'm thankful your health is stable. You must be relieved that the tests were good.

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