Is it just my imagination or is it starting to stay light just that little bit longer in the evenings?
So much for the prediction of a harsh winter. So far our only problem has been brought on by wind, and we are not talking about the brussel sprout variety either.
The last few days here in East Dorset has been spent hanging on to our large awning! Thankfully it survived the 50-60mph gusts that were recorded in these parts. Must admit to thinking several times, that the end was near, as you could hear the wind building up from a distance as it roared it's way through the tree's! Not for the faint hearted!
Plenty of tree branches down around us, and all around the caravan and awning is littered with twigs! Thankfully nothing large broke off and landed on us! We did hear some large cracks of tree's falling or branches breaking off but we have been unable to find out which ones or how close they were to us!
We did have a power cut yesterday for a few hours as a result of a tree down on the line, but after a few hours it all came back on. We do have the generator as back up in our trailer, but for the short period of time it was off it stayed packed away.
The site has dried out really quickly after the New Year deluge which saw a couple of campers here requiring the use of a 4x4 to extract themselves from their pitches.
All is now quiet and peaceful with just two units on site. Lovely!
I've had the week at the caravan where I've caught up on the washing and general duties! I think I'm up in Shaston for a couple of days next week.
I had a letter back from the licensing folk in Swansea who now say they want my old licence sent back before they issue me with my new one. That wasn't made clear on the form so that will be another week's delay.
China dog has gone into hibernation mode, and is sleeping for long periods at a time. There is nothing wrong with her as when she is awake she is like a "Thing on a Spring" and full of energy. She has just recently decided that she likes to play with our feet, the more you push her away, the more she likes it, to a point where it looks like you are kicking her!
Not always a good time to play as your putting your socks on, or taking your boots off!
If you get chance on the bottom right of the blog you will see a box which says A to Z challenge April 2012. Have a click on it and a read through. I will be taking up the challenge of writing everyday for the month of April and visiting as many other blogs as I can. It sounds like a fun thing to do, who knows what you may learn!