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The March Lion Did Roar

02 Mar


It’s not very often I feel vulnerable when at home, but when I am in bed in the dead of night, seeking sleep, and outside the wind is whipping and cracking, rocking and moving the wheelie bins, whistling at high pitch across the overflow pipes and window vent, I have visions of airborne debris catapulting into my bedroom window.  I don’t have a mental plan of action, who do you call when a roof tile shatters the glass or half a tree branch shifts the sturdy bricks at stupid ‘O’ clock.  Maybe it is something that creeps up on you as you age, experience erodes invincibility perhaps. 

Storm Emma raged and roared unabashed, shifting the inches of powdered snow and freezing it to where it landed, pushing through the merest cranny to turn a whisper into a palpable icy draft.  A  couple of streets from me, a tree which has proudly stood at the corner of a bank car park for decades (if not a century) succumbed to the battering assault. Thankfully no person was hurt but a couple of cars were damaged (pictured above).

Today the world beyond my windows looks a picture of frosted innocence, just waiting for a moment of complacency to turn on you and test your resolve.

It’s March, in three weeks I reach a golden mile stone, where is Spring or the milder days of sunshine.

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Posted by on March 2, 2018 in General, In The News, Life

 

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9 responses to “The March Lion Did Roar

  1. menhir1

    March 2, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Pictures tell all, Anne-Marie. The stories that are told about this weather event now, will be recalled for much time to come. We were working out that we had a few stories from 2010 and some in following years when, there were another two consecutive tough winters with yet more events. That is such a benign word.

    Our spring was only just peeking out, Snowdrops have been coming to the party late, to be disappointed in their efforts and knocked back with the Siberian experience.

    I do hope the havoc and chaos eases soon. It’s going to be such a difficult time for a lot of people. How are you managing with every day needs? Stay warm.

    With any luck this winter will be briefer than previous ones.

    xxxx

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    • AnneMarie

      March 2, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      My grocery delivery got cancelled, Big Sis brought emergency supplies to get me through to Monday. Now trying to do re-order but the shop has not restocked a lot of items as supplies are not getting through. Had the foresight to get the electric blanket back on the bed so I can get my legs and feet warm (hormonal hot flashes don’t travel beneath the waistline). What a faff!

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  2. menhir1

    March 3, 2018 at 12:07 am

    There is so much disruption-I am so glad you sorted out your supplies. Do you have a little freezer to hold some useful supplies?

    I know someone who has carers x 4 daily to help with his nonagenarian dad. He himself has had heart by-pass surgery. His dad’s carers haven’t been able to get to him… There will be lots of difficult situations such as this one.

    Hopefully, The stores will get some of their stocks delivered in a few days, though looking at the total transport networks it is, and will be, a logistic muddle for a short while I think.

    xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      March 3, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      I’m sure we will survive. In past winters I’ve battled through to get where/what I needed. I am kicking myself as I hesitated when ordering my groceries whether to get them delivered on the Monday instead because of the warnings, but hey ho, hindsight is a #^~%.

      There have been some heroic individuals helping out, being a rural county our farmers have been clearing roads and dragging out vehicles, 4×4 drivers have been ferrying hospital staff. I’m ready for it to be over!

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      • menhir1

        March 3, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        It’s in weather conditions such as we have now, that rurality and its people and their land equipment, overcome. Drifting is a big issue, and in the not so distant past its people working on the land who knew its contours, who found people, cars and trains with people in them. Rural dwellers are very under-estimated.

        xxx

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  3. deacongill

    March 3, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    It’s unnerving! Snow has thawed here and it’s drizzling, though the wind is still strong. Hopefully supplies will start getting through in most places over the weekend. Glad your Sis was able to restock for you. xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      March 3, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      I’d have had some very empty sandwiches! We’ve still got snow, it’s going to take a few days for it all to go. Hopefully the roads and pavements will be clear by Monday so people can get about safely. I’m ready for double digit temperatures.

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  4. This Inquiring mind wants to know

    March 4, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I love wild weather like that. It makes me feel very glad to be wrapped up warm and cosy in my bed whilst out of doors a storm rages. All the rain/sleet/snow lashing at the window, the sounds of odd assorted outdoor things being blown about by the strong winds… and if you’re lucky you get a bit of thunder and lightening.

    My mom used to say nights like that were “good sleeping weather”. Yet again, something you hate/fear just happens to be something I love. ::shrug:: xx

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    • AnneMarie

      March 4, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      I wouldn’t say I hate or fear it, it unsettles me, and only high winds. If the weather was rain, thunder and lightning I wouldn’t give it a thought. There is something about extreme high roaring gusting winds, it crosses my mind, what do I do if…..? For a few minutes and then it passes.

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