This was a glimpse of tonight's sunset after Storm Eunice had been bothering Wales. Fortunately it wasn't too bad where we are, as we are fairly inland (e.g. 1 hour and 1/4 inland!) but the red alert along the South Wales coastline meant many people followed advice and stayed at home, only making essential journeys. None of the trains were running, which was probably just as well - Carmarthen railway station lost its roof! Both the bridges across the Severn into (and out of!) Wales were shut, a couple of high-sided vehicles on the M4 were blown on their sides and it was not a good day to be out and about. I see it was a tad breezy on the tip of the Isle of Wight too - recorded wind speed 122 mph. Enough to suck your false teefs out! I hope everyone in the UK reading this is ok and didn't suffer any damage. I know there were lots of fallen trees and thousands of people without power.
Tam has been interviewed for and got a job 2 hrs' drive away so will be moving to the coastal town where her boyfriend is. Several months ago I laughingly said to her about the decorating of her bedroom, and said, "You'll just finish it and move out" and blimey, that will come to pass. She is on the last half wall in her bedroom - one more coat of paint on the top and 3 half strips of paper across the bottom and it's done. Looking lovely too. I will take a photo when it's finished.
Keith got his Blue Badge this week, so parking will be easier for us when we go out. (Many thanks to - was it Joan? - in Devon for her encouragement as I nearly gave up.) There are only two Blue Badge places in town (by Boots the Chemist) and sometimes I have to drive round two or three times before any parking space becomes available, or else I have to drive up to the Main Co-op and park there and walk down. Not ideal. The medication for Keith's Hypothyroidism is taking its time to kick in but some days we have little glimpses of things improving.
Back tomorrow with a recipe for a toothsome Ginger Cake.