Yesterday was fun, fun, fun. The wind was pretty horrendous where I live and I have a tarpaulin tied over my polytunnel giving it a little extra protection from the winter. Yesterday saw it break its moorings in the wind. Yesterday saw me nearly become part of a tarpaulin/human kite. Just as I was getting the ropes tied back down a huge gust would arrive and snatch the whole sheet out of my hand, if I did manage to keep hold of it I was transported part way across the garden.
Then to top it all the wind got under my jacket and shirt just as I was in the most awkward of positions, like a big balloon they inflated, raised above my head and then deflated covering my eyes. It was the first time I have ever done rope threading through the fence and tying a knot blindfolded in my life, it was fine until I let the now tied rope go only to find a beautiful knot attached to thin air, the rope unthreaded itself from the fence and away it went again, only this time it had a tight knot in the middle of it that now required undoing.
I eventually got the tarpaulin secured and headed into the house for a cuppa and to check my hair in the mirror, not one out of place, amazing, having very short hair really does save on work you know.
I sat down to enjoy my well deserved cup of tea when I heard a bang come from the back of the house. Rather disgruntled that my liquid refreshment was being disturbed I went to investigate. I had opened the window in our now spare bedroom to give it some fresh air. I swear my son is a vampire, the place was dark and dingy after he moved out, it was like the curtains and window had never been opened. Anyway, the window had been violently blown wide open which had removed one side from its runners, great, its a good job I live in a bungalow. Outside I went into the wind and now rain to wrestle with the window. After about 20 minutes of huffing and puffing it was finally back in place, repaired and shut tight.
My tea was now cold. As I poured it down the sink I wiped the tears from my eyes, it's never nice saying goodbye to a good friend. I made another cuppa to help me get over my distress.
Thankfully the rest of the day went by uneventfully.
Todays upload was taken a while ago on a visit to Chemical Beach in Seaham. This is some of the remains left from the mining that went on there years ago. It is all slowly being consumed by the sea and will eventually be gone forever.
I hope you like this, thanks for looking and for any comments.
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