We had a storm - hurricane force winds over 100 mph hit the islands, wreaking havoc all over the place. The schools were closed, ferries cancelled and everyone battened down the hatches as much as possible. Even so there was a lot of damage.
The polytunnel was ripped, the cattle truck blown halfway up the field, the caravan window blown in, our storage container moved from its base, and some flying objects ended up in our garden. I have to say that we got off lightly, compared to many. Other neighbours had roof damage and two had their caravans totally wrecked. There were similar stories from all over the island.
The power has been off a lot - not too bad here, but some parts of the island were off for several days. I was so thankful for my calor gas hob and open fire. At least we could stay warm and have a hot meal. I have nothing but admiration and praise for the linesmen from the Hydro Electric company who worked in the most horrendous conditions to get our supplies back on as quickly as possible. And, as usual,all the communities have pulled together to help those most in need.
But it's an ill wind as they say (sorry) and James was not complaining at his two storm days off school - especially when we managed a quick trip into town for lunch out to celebrate his Dad's birthday. There are still strong winds forecast for the next week, but I am hoping that normal service will be resumed soon. Stay safe everyone xx