According to the weather reports, we have Storm Ciara coming our way.
The wind here can be bitter, but then we are on the East Coast of the country adjacent to the North Sea. As the wind is blowing West to East and a ‘gift’ from the US, hopefully it will fizzle out before it gets here!
Hubby went out early this morning to buy a fence post, just in case.
Our record with storms and fence panels is quite good as although the wind thought it had got the better of us a few times in the cottage, we rose to the occasion and were out in torrential rain and howling gales propping up fence panels with posts, rocks and rope.
The local DIY did free same day deliveries and it was not unknown for people to go to work at 8am passing one fence and by 5pm we had another in situ. The comments ranged from ‘What company did it?’ and ‘How much notice did they need?’ to ‘What do you mean, you did it?’
Photo: Garden May 2019
The fence design here is different to that in the cottage, mainly being of individual featherboards rather than slatted panels, thus they are more resistant to the elements, but not against old ladies on mobility scooters.
Personally, I do not like the wind. It makes me extremely anxious, which was compounded by being literally blown off my feet when turning a corner in the street when I worked in Poole. Bearing in mind I was at my heaviest of eighteen and a half stone at the time, that was some wind as it slammed me against the wall.
We also had a few hair-raising moments on the boat when the wind shot us across the river as we were trying to berth at Pershore. The boat weighed around 6 tons, but the way she was blown about, she could have been made of paper.
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