Wednesday, October 08, 2014

What a difference a day makes. When there's a crisis I head to the kitchen.

Good afternoon all and what a day we have been having up here.  Torrential rain all day yesterday, through the night and all morning has meant many areas up here are again flooded and some families aren't even sorted after the last lot!
Our neighbours with the sinkhole had not only the hole full of water but their whole front garden.  I feel for them.
Luckily for us our house is slightly higher, although I did have to put sandbags at our boiler house in the hope that the boiler doesn't get waterlogged, no hot water or heating for us if it had.  The rain has, gratefully, now stopped and water appears to be draining away.
The main street down to the harbour seems to have had the worst of it again, the road looked like a rapid river going by the Facebook pictures.  I've never know the village be affected like this and it has now happen three times in the last few months, what is going on?
On the bright side, I popped out to walk the dog as it cleared and it is great to see the community spirit, plenty of the local men running around in waterproofs with sandbags, helping their neighbours. Great to see and well done all that were involved.

The dog and I didn't manage our usual walk along the beach today as it was gone!
The tide was so high there was no beach at all.  The waves looked mighty cold and uninviting too.
Not a day to be at sea!
Even the sound was amazing, I could hear the waves crashing from outside the house last night and we are at least five minutes walk away.  Nature at it's best or worst, as the case may be.

As drying up commences, our boiler seems to be ok and a quick mopping up in the conservatory, not too much damage that I am aware of.
I am thinking of neighbours, locals in the village and friends at work who I know haven't been as lucky.  x

What do I do in a crisis, well I couldn't crack on with the housework and crafting just wouldn't do...if in doubt....bake!

I made some dark chocolate chip chewy cookies to share with the boys, whilst we catch the GBBO final tonight, can't wait! 
Who will win?




Would it be wrong to say I am so rooting for Richard?  I think he has been the most consistent throughout the competition, how many times has he been awarded Star baker?
Let's hope that isn't the kiss of death as he really does deserve the prize.

Enjoy the rest of your hump day guys, I plan on sitting down later with a cuppa and cookie and enjoying the show.
The high life!  x


Hazel said...

Erika, just seen some of the roads etc round your way on the news, not good I feel for everyone effected. Yes you were lucky but still you don't relax when the weather is like this do you. I am with you over the bake off, Richard had been there all the time. As for madam Beth she wrote out what I had to say, was told not to change it. She checked my blog after school to see if had done what I was told, 9 going on 90 that one. Hope the weather is ok tonight. Enjoy those cookies they good yummy. Hazel xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
oh my that weather does sound bad.
So glad your not affected too much.
I do hope we are not going to see a winter like the last one.
It may have been very mild in the South of England, but the flooding was terrible.
I lived in Yalding Kent till we moved about 7 years ago.
I dread to think how I would have coped with last winters floods there.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, pleased you were not flooded, it must be one of the worst things.
We were staying in cullen and experience the weather, I've never seen waves like that, amazing. Flooding around Inverness too. Autumn's in witha bang!, hugs Kate x

Mrsjobee said...

but are your street lights working? you have a very disgruntled neighbour :-)