This morning started clear, bright but frosty up here. A beautiful blue sky but only 5C with a sparkling white lawn.
We had no idea that the south of the UK was being lashed by Storm Alex.
I drove into Peel, admiring the sun reflecting off the calm sea and spent an uneventful morning volunteering in the gift shop as usual.
Now back at home looking out onto a clear, almost wind-less garden with late afternoon sun slanting through the window, keeping fingers crossed that Alex passes us by. Please.