My chagrin was just about everyone else’s delight, as the expectations of blizzard conditions here in the North Pennines reduced throughout the day yesterday. And now, this morning we have another light covering of what looks like wet, possibly slightly crunchy snow out there. Not a big blizzard blow at all!
But the devastation down south sounds terrible, nearly approaching the Great Storm of ’87 in destruction. I guess, after Storm Arwen and the power outage that many folks in Allendale had in the last fortnight, we can be grateful that nothing more than a few flickers bothered us up in the hills. The new generator was not brought into play at all.
So today I’ve got nothing more to worry about than a persistent bout of indigestion from the rich food we had at the lovely Beaumont in Hexham, or maybe it was a side effect of the Ibuprofen I took to reduce the swelling in my hand after multiple hawthorn lacerations from my trimming stint! Either way, today looks rather more like an extra writing day than anything else, (my typing capacity is undiminished!) and I’ve only got another 20k words to crank through to finish off the book ‘what I’m writing.’ I can’t wait to read the ending!
In my warm porch cocoon, I shall explore life as it’s lived by the characters who populate the novel, following their lead and exulting in their joy, which will surely be revealed.
Since it’s fiction, of course, it may not be quite the joy the reader might anticipate, of course! Such fun!