Merry Christmas

tiny christmas tree

We’ve been following the weather in the wind-and-rain-battered UK with a mixture of anxiety and relief. I hope everyone reading this made it where they wanted to get to for Christmas.

And once you’re safely indoors with the hatches battened down you could do worse than have a play with this – a hypnotic wind map of the earth… enjoy.

May all your winds be tailwinds for 2014


5 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. John Gibson says:

    Merry Christmas.

  2. Flighty says:

    Merry Christmas. xx

  3. Andy in Germany says:

    Happy Christmas (Late as usual).

    That wind map would make a lovely screensaver. Thanks for the link…

  4. Paul M says:

    We’ve been really lucky – we lost power from 11pm Monday through to 2pm Christmas Eve, and we lost water overnight last night (because the pumping station lost its power supply) but our lecky-free period was either while we were tucked up in bed or in daylight. Pity our neighbours – we are literally at the outer edge of civilisation while the eight houses further up the road are still not reconnected. Just as well we live in Aga-Land, where you can cook and get hot water without any need for electricity. And we all keep a stock of hurricane lamps and a canister of paraffin. And we remember how people used to make their own entertainment before the TV age (no sniggering, please).

    I feel most sorry for all our small shopkeepers – they saw one of the busiest days of the year (Xmas Eve) wiped out because without electricity their cash registers don’t work, the credit card companies don’t accept those funny carbon-copy run-thorough thingies anymore, and who carries cash these days? (And all the cash machines were also kaput).

    It even makes me sympathise despite their constant bellyaching about how attempts to control and manage car parking and prevent total parking anarchy are an assault on their businesses, their freedom and their way of life.

  5. disgruntled says:

    Happy Christmas everyone
    Paul – sounds like you had a lucky break there. I hope your neighbours managed some semblance of Christmas (and Rayburns/Agas are definitely the way to go in a power cut…)

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