Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Another windy one

Increased wind was one of the expected consequences of climate change in these latitudes and, although no particular event can be attributed to anthropogenic warming, there's no doubt that this has been a very windy year so far round here. It was quite unpleasant out there for most of today, especially this morning when it was chilly with it. As a result, although much has been done inside, we've not had much chance to get out.

We did manage a walk round this morning, and have just returned from a shorter one to the front after mid-afternoon tea. In addition, we're expecting Elanor and Sally this evening, so more exercise will be had then. Sheila has done the weekly wash loads and I've been tidying up some stuff on the computer, but otherwise we've been reading and diverting ourselves with puzzles.

Ah well, after the good day yesterday, we shouldn't complain, I guess. Last evening was particularly enjoyable with excellent food and company next door on Inkling. Peter and Melanie have spent much of their careers in the southern part of Hampshire and, since Sheila and I spent the early years of our marriage there, we had a great time comparing notes.

The weather looks like it's going to be better tomorrow, hurray, then on Thursday we have our trip into Derby. If all goes well, we'll be out and away again on Friday, hurray, hurray.


Adam said...

The was a report out a few days ago, saying we've had only eight calm days this year. That's not many.

Bruce in Sanity said...

That's not many, glad to have evidence based confirmation of my impression, thanks. It was a very windy winter.