With the clocks going forward last night, I was up late, well, 8 o’clock, but it was really only 7.
Actually, the Abbey bells woke us. Normally we don’t hear them, but the wind was in the wrong direction and the steady ‘dong’ raised us from our slumber. It wasn’t unpleasant.
I wondered if our boating friend who came for supper had sorted our her alarm clocks as she was planning to attend the early Easter Service this morning. She believed that one, if not both, were automatically adjusted in the early hours. I would have offered to send her a text, but not at 5.30 in the morning!
Hubby had a bad night so I got up and let him lie in. He was up on his feet for long periods of time yesterday doing a bit of DIY and even taking one of his megga painkillers didn’t make a lot of difference.
Maggie and I walked round the Avenue, just the basic route as we are still being careful not to overtire her since she hurt her foot. Tuppy has had similar problems though the vet could find nothing wrong, and we are wondering if it is something to do with the pruning of the pampas grass recently as the ‘spines’ are quite sharp on tender toes.
It was gloriously sunny, but the wind chill was horrendous, so I was glad of my coat, but wished I’d worn my hat and gloves.
There were several dog walkers out, so we nodded our good mornings as we went on our way. One of the residents was washing her car and stopped to ask how Maggie’s foot was. It is so nice here that people recognise her and ask after her welfare when they know she’s been poorly.
I got back to the boat around 8.45, and decided to go up and have a shower before getting breakfast.
With no specific plans, today has been a normal maintenance day (empty the loo, fill up the water tank, sweep through the boat), but Hubby has put the first layer of varnish on his handiwork and will give it a second coat tomorrow.
The pull down blind on the kitchen window pissed him off once too often and has been replaced with a basic roller blind.
However, he has put a shelf over the window between the two wall cupboards which will house spices, tea bags, coffee, sugar and our mugs, giving me a little more storage space.
The intermittent showers are getting heavier and storm Katie is due to hit the UK today (above pictures from last year).
We can expect winds of up to 80mph, so Hubby has checked all the ropes and removed anything loose from the roof. Our onions are out in their containers but should carry sufficient weight to stay put.
When the clouds are this dark purply grey and the sun comes out, we see the most fabulous rainbows.
Sounds like “Batten down the hatches. There’s some nasty weather coming!” 🙂
Yep. Still, we’ve been through it before and know not only what to expect, but how to deal with it. 🙂