Thursday, 11 March 2021

Horrid Day

 Horrid day here - sunny one minute, pouring with rain the next, gale all the time.   This means no walk out with Priscilla; too risky out in gale force winds.   So it has been a long day livened up with an hour with my jolly Carer, a call from friends T and S with eggs for me and a new book to read.   I am happy with the book - I have almost finished Elizabeth von Arnim and then need something new.   Now I have it.   Two or three phone calls lightened the atmosphere and several letters came in the post which needed an answer so I answered them straight away rather than putting them in my 'to do' file (note to self - always the best idea).

The upshot really is that my mind is a blank when it comes to writing to you all today - nothing has happened so I have nothing to comment on.  Yes, the News has not all been about Covid, which would normally make a change, but not when it is all about the dreadful murder which has happened and which has shocked everyone so much.   Our thoughts must be with her family now - surely destroyed for ever - apart from the young life taken in such terrible circumstances. And then there is even more about THE interview - publicity the couple have really got - day after day of it.   How does the poor HM the Queen cope with it all I wonder.

Well dear friends.   Tomorrow is another day - let's just hope it is a better one than today.   Take care everyone.

24 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Terrible gales here last night and today. I barely slept a wink last night because my bungalow is quite exposed and the sound of the wind roaring round it was quite scary.
As for that interview - well I didn't realise that it was virtually compulsory to believe everything that Megan said, despite the fact that none of it was proven and to say you don't believe a word of it, you get formal complaints made against you. She's a good actress.

Terra said...

That is good you found some upbeat moments in the dreadful weather, and that you had a visit bringing you eggs and a book. I don't believe any of the allegations made by Megan.

Heather said...

Very windy here last night and today has been very changeable too. I managed to get the recycling out during a dry spell, and my son kept dry doing my shopping for me. Sunny spells this afternoon and I can see pink blossom on a neighbours' tree so things are being to look hopeful. Glad your dismal day turned out not to be so bad.

Joan (Devon) said...

I wouldn't say I am a Royalist, but I do have great admiration for the Queen and Princess Anne. As for the interview, I didn't watch it but have seen snippets and from what I saw Meghan came across as someone very composed and sure of herself. One thing about our Royal Family is that they keep their dignity by not retaliating. I don't doubt that there was some acting coming into play on Meghan's part.

Tasker Dunham said...

I'm surprised we still have all our ridge tiles.

John Going Gently said...

Fiddle De Dee
As scarlet said xxx

Bonnie said...

I hope the weather is much better for you tomorrow so you can enjoy a walk. It sounds like you have managed to stay busy and accomplish some important things as well. Take care and sleep well tonight!

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes, it is a bit gusty.

Mrs. G said...

It's just weather! You either put up with it or emigrate to warmer climes! British people have a strange compulsion to talk about the weather at every opportunity.

As for Megan, she's an accomplished actress and it showed. The facts elaborated on whether true or false. The "colour of skin " included a lie, she said she was pregnant and it was upsetting. It was before she was pregnant, as confirmed by Harry. A huge drama made from an innocuous comment - "I wonder what colour of skin any children might have?" Similar to asking "I wonder if they'll have ginger hair like their father?"
In my opinion despite their pleas for no publicity they're attention seeking spoilt brats who have harmed not only the British monarchy but also members of Harry's family. Harry takes every opportunity to talk about his mother dying, it was a sad thing but he's now a grown man and should act his age. One of my parents died in a tragic accident when I was a teenager but I don't bring it up at every opportunity.
Did you see their latest photo of their son Archie? Totally camouflaged in a blanket. Why publicise that? Because of their great need to keep themselves in the public eye, without their adoring public they're nothing. Huge egos need feeding.

CharlotteP said...

The wind howled here, too last night, and I woke to find a dead mouse beside my bed! Or what I took for one in the half light...actually, it was a dead leaf (phew!), complete with stalk, and must have blown through the air brick above my bed, as the window was closed.

Rachel Phillips said...

Gales for two days then seemed to go away tonight and then suddenly, just like that, they came back.

Debby said...

We have had a gusty day here as well. I didn't mind so much because it was warmish. It is going to get cold again for a weeklong stretch. I will mind THAT a great deal.

Susan said...

While you are having gale force winds we had 70 degree and sunny weather. The weekend is expected to go cold again. Odd weather. The Queen has released a statement on our news and she responds beautifully stating: They are our family and we shall always love them dearly. The perfect response. Without lambasting H & M (which they deserve) the Queen expresses only love. Brits can very, very proud. (Clearly H did not get the Queen's genes...)

Bea said...

I'm impressed with your focus. I picked up and put down a handful of books since the lockdown began last year. I can better manage newspaper and magazine articles such is the level of my distraction.

Be well,
Bea

Virginia said...

I do understand your anxiety. We live on an exposed hill - I can't complain, we have wonderful views in most directions - but that means we do get the wind. I sometimes wonder if the whole house is about to lift off!

I'm sure there were many factors invloved in the Megan and Harry debacle. I really wish they'd just Go Away. Harry is the 'spare' and that's never been easy. Megan is American, and opinionated, and believed she had much to offer, and that was bound to cause friction. They've chosen their lives, let's just get on with it. I must agree, I thought HM's response was gracious and kind.

Librarian said...

Strong winds here, too; my sister and I walked along the edge of a small wooded area at the outskirts of our town but did not dare walk through it for fear of branches falling off the rather old trees. There were sprinkles of rain mixed with patches of sun; we saw bits of rainbows appear and disappear, and fast moving clouds.

Nothing happened in your day, you say? Well, phone calls and encounters with friends and your carer, letters to answer to - doesn't sound like "nothing" to me :-)
I hope the gales have ceased today and you will be able to go out with Priscilla.

thelma said...

Well it was the first cut of the lawn by Rod yesterday, though Monty is saying one should not cut lawns and let the insects and wildlife wander around on it. But yes it was very windy.

Anonymous said...

I am new to your lovely blog. What kind of thing is priscilla.
very windy here to, which is Tullamore in Ireland
peter

Brenda said...

Am on a move from Midwest north to south...all kinds of weather...as to the couple, they are endeared by many in our country...I don’t follow the news as so stressful and don’t have an opinion per se...my granddaughters are so sweet and so against anything that appears to be unkind...their generation is one that will change the world hopefully...this too shall pass...I love your blog...trust me what the Queen is going through right now can not be like what our nation endured the last few years...we can finally breathe again...

Margie from Toronto said...

It sounds to me as though you had a rather busy day!

Very high winds on this side of the Atlantic as well - and then a huge deluge of rain mid-afternoon that had me running to close all my windows! It was definitely a day for indoor activities.

Today it is sunny and fairly mild so I will get out for a walk today - hope you are able to do the same.

I'm choosing to ignore anything to do with H&M from here on - not worth my time.

Trudie said...

Roll on Spring, warmer days and lighter winds

I thought the interview was appalling - Megan should learn from Mrs Simpson, She had style and decorum and above all else, knew how and when to be silent.

The Queen has served this country for 70 years, without ever bleating me,me,me, like they did in this interview.

The Queen's response was just perfect.

Take care and stay safe xx

Anne Brew said...

Even when you say nothing happened it feels like an interesting busy day.
I'm ploughing through books during Lockdown - at the moment reading A Gentleman in Moscow because it was recommended everywhere but a bit bored with it. However I will finish it as someone took the trouble to write it!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Anne - I loved A Gentleman in Moscow - do stick with it.
.
Anonymous - Priscilla is a Rollator - a wheeled walking chair as I am unstead on my legs - I wouldn't be able to walk without her to hold on to and push.

Thelma - keep expecting my gardener to appear with his mower.
Thans to you all for your interest

The bike shed said...

When did I last receive a letter - an actual handwritten one - I wonder... certainly years. Raining days are good for writing; I have been head down with work these last weeks - back to blogging soon I hope. And Weles emerges out of lockdown, albeit slowly, so maybe there is something new for me to say/do too.