When I started this blog, I had been inspired by everyone else's beautiful photos of their home and wanted to document mine too. Unfortunately following last night's storm the external pictures are not that pretty! The wind was howling so much in our bedroom that it sounded like a referee was blowing his whistle all night. Me, my eldest daughter and young son (he first checked out sleeping in our room but gave up due to noise) all moved to his room where the three of us lay squashed in a single bed. My eldest daughter's room was shaking with the aerial on the roof moving around so much. A roofer happened to be just passing by (!) at 8.30 am and hopefully he will come by soon to take down all the loose tiles including the ones in the gutter that are ready to fly down any minute. We had to telephone our neighbour who was away and move his car for him so that the tiles didn't fall on his car. Although I have noticed since that his bonnet is damaged. This only shows some of the damage to our roof.
This doesn't show very much debris - there is much more now! Pants!
The wood on the beach washed up from the Ice Prince has been stacked in a big pile ready to be taken away today - obviously not happening now due to the weather. To put in to perspective the size of the pile of wood look at how tiny the very large grab digger looks.
Anyway, the high tide moved some of the wood along the beach.
Looks like we are back to square one with the wood mountain on plankton beach. No hope of the roof being repaired yet. We have to use the back door to get in and out as the front is not safe. We have posted a note on the gate not to enter! Oh pantaloons!