The first storm of Winter blew in last evening. angry red and orange shaded areas appeared on the map of the country and - sure enough - it all showed up just as it was getting dark and by bed time the storm was at its height.
One of the advantages (very few I add)of being deaf is that when you go to bed you can take out your hearing aids, arrange the bedcovers so that your 'top' ear is covered and hopefully get to sleep - and I did.
Drawing back the blinds this morning very early (it is my reserve carer) outside was just as I expected - a covering of snow, slushy roads and a tremendously strong wind. As the morning has progressed the wind has abated a little so it does look as though the storm is on its way south, which is what it is destined to do.
I can't expect any callers today - everyone will be like me and will have battened down the hatches. It is certainly a day when I am pleased I don't live on the North East Coast. 'Strictly' tonight for those of us who watch it - wonder who'll go out this week? Dan??