Today I am finally succumbing to temptation and buying myself an ipad. I have held out against the advice of friends for a long time, but I have gradually begun to see how useful it will be and so today's the day I order it. Friend H, who lives next door, is coming round this afternoon to talk about it with me and then the die will be cast.
Storm clouds have gathered, rain has started and the wind is getting up. I am just hoping Rachel is right in her comments yesterday when she said that the storm would peak out in the Atlantic. My son's village can definitely not cope with any more water. They have the sandbags out and are doing all they can but the power of water is unstoppable. I will continue this post later in the day when we see how it has developed.
Well it has rained heavily all day and the strength of the wind has increased but during the evening the rain has stopped. I have just looked out of the front door and the wind is strong but it is fine. The trouble is that because of the hills the water comes down the hills long after the rain has stopped so we shall not know for a while yet whether we have escaped the worst of it. Fingers crossed.