There is a gale blowing outside – two of our loungers have just rolled across the patio, their plastic covers acting as sails! The wind has got stronger throughout the morning, it was definitely not blowing so much when I took Rick out earlier.
I’ve had a busy morning, I like to get my jobs done before midday. I mopped the kitchen floor and did some
ironing. I groomed Rick. I vacuumed the leaves from the tiled
passageway outside the kitchen door and mopped the area; it gets very muddy
with paw prints. A pointless exercise today
really, another pile of leaves had gathered by the time I came back indoors.
I can smell wood smoke, surely no one would have a bonfire in this weather! More likely someone has lit their wood burning stove. There was a huge fire in a neighbouring village on Thursday - 30,000 straw bales went up in smoke apparently caused by some nearby piles of woodchips self combusting.
|straw bales going up in smoke
Paul is currently climbing a mountain on his bike in the gym. Kat is also climbing the same mountain in Brize Norton and they are chatting together as they cycle. The wonders of technology. Me? I rode up a volcano yesterday so I'm putting my feet up now.
P.S. The fire has re-started in the high winds and the skyline is glowing this evening.