The storm, that is.
After all the dire warnings it was a bit of an anticlimax here last night.
Yes, we did have gale force winds that prevented the ferry sailing again (no food in the shops!!!) but overall it was just like another normal winter storm.
We drove the 10 minutes along winding, country lanes lined with trees to meet friends at a local restaurant for a belated Valentines Special meal. No problems there with falling trees, floods or other disasters.
The meal was wonderful. The restaurant is in a converted outbuilding belonging to the farm where all the meat is produced on site from the rare breeds that they rear. Their charcuterie has apparently won awards over in the UK.
The Tamworth pork loin was absolutely delicious.
The gin, cider and other drinks are all from local producers too.
We quite enjoyed our small contribution to helping the "Shop Local" initiative.