Saturday, 24 January 2009

24 January

Resuming blogging from Holland for just over a week. It is a grey day, but with a few sunny intervals. Temperatures 5C, so quite similar to the Hebrides. After last week's storms in Scotland, it is now France that has been hammered by 110 mph winds. The area around Bordeaux has had a dose of that, and it has wreaked devastation. The Scottish islands are used to that sort of conditions, so damage was relatively light (leaving the 12 crushed cars to one side). In France and Spain, hundreds of thousands are without power, road and rail travel is blocked. Two people died in Lugo, Spain.

Last night, I joined my father's birthday party with ten other members of the family. We had a nice evening all together.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I am glad you made it just fine and that you were able to enjoy the birthday party with your family. So sorry to hear that the storm devestated so many more people. They will be in my prayers as they try to pick up the pieces. 'On Ya'-ma

Lisa said...

Sounds like a big get together for your fathers birthday celebration. Glad you had a nice evening.

Gerry said...

I am glad to hear that you made it to your Father's birthday celebration as planned. Everyone must have made an effort on his behalf and I am sure you needed to touch base with family again soon after your loss. Gerry