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.
Sounds like a great meal. Storm Dennis has been a bit of a damp squib up on our Sheffield hill but down in the valleys the little rivers are bursting as they surge down to The River Don and onward to The River Humber.ReplyDelete
I am glad that you have escaped the worst of it. I do feel sorry for all those whose homes have been flooded in various parts of the country. It must be horrible to experience such destruction to your home and possessions.Delete
It's been rough here with lots of wind and rain. I think it's good that they give weather warnings and it must help to save lives. Sounds like a great meal and drink.ReplyDelete
I think that we were very lucky, looking at the radar image online. The huge yellow blob denoting the storm seemed to bypass the IOM, just wrapping itself around the UK and Ireland.Delete
Hope all was OK with you?
My polytunnel is still here so I am an happy bunny. I feel so sorry for the people in flooded parts of England like the Calderdale valley. Thanks for asking JayCee.ReplyDelete
The storm only hit home as soon as yesterday's train went over the Welsh borderReplyDelete
God yes. We saw that Wales was hit pretty bad by flooding. Hope your village escaped?Delete
Sounds like a lovely evening. We, too, have managed to escape the ravages of both storms...ReplyDelete
Thanks Vronni. Just wish the weather would start to improve.Delete