Storm Katie made her presence known during the night with torrential rain and high winds; we even got up in the night to make sure the roof was not leaking in the conservatory, as the roofer that the builder used did not do a very good job with the lead flashing. Fortunately no water was coming in.
Torrential rain and high winds continued this morning and we also had some snow mixed in. This afternoon the sun is shining, but it is still very windy.
I spent the morning sorting out and categorising some of my old postcards, ready to go into albums; a long overdue job. Recently fourteen postcards of my village became available on eBay, from the same seller, but their deadline was between 1902 and 1916 hours last night, some only seconds from each other. In some cases I had to put my bid in and go to the next one before waiting to see if I had won the item, so I knew I would be outbid on some of them. I actually managed to get ten of them, including the three that I particularly wanted. They will be useful for the article that I have to write for our village magazine to show the buildings as they were then with photographs of how they are now.
Today is the start of the Mammal Watch, this takes place over thirteen weeks and I use my garden to record the mammals; this is the thirteenth year that I have completed this survey.
Today’s picture shows Dougal sleeping in the conservatory, he has been out several times, but does not like the wind; Florence on the other hand has been out sunning herself on the balcony. He is rather too big for the patio chair, which is currently in the conservatory.