Wednesday, 25 December 2013
While we were driving around yesterday, trying to pick up a mobile signal for our battery operated PC, we were astonished to see the results of the storm of Monday night. No wonder the power workers had such a hard time getting through - roads were blocked by fallen trees and even main roads were flooded. We saw crowds of people in the centre of Godalming and Guildford, not coming out of church services as we initially thought, but coming to see the flooding. We live on the side of a hill, so storm waters rush by without bothering us much at all, but the local trees bring down the power cables. So, we were the lucky ones. We were only in the dark. We were not in the dark, paddling in muddy water, watching our fridge and carpets and chairs float by. My heart goes out to those who were flooded. And my sincere thanks go out to all the power workers who gave up their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to get us back on the grid. We are so grateful! Who cooked their goose? Well, we are simply one day behind with our festivities. The neighbours up the hill braved the cold and started up their barbecue. I just made a one pot of venison, chorizo and seasonal veggies with some prunes and strips of orange peel for festive measure. So, here belatedly, is yesterday's intended post. A sampler with Christmas from the Kontich Museum by Zotte Annot (zot means crazy), a man from the neighbourhood of Kontich who stitched the life of Jesus in a very special way - it is dated 1853. For more details of the Kontich Museum, click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 17:49