I seem to be writing a lot about the weather recently but it has been pretty dramatic. On Monday we were hit by Storm Imagen with the wind gusting at 45 miles an hour and causing a power cut. I was obviously at work for most of the day and missed a lot of the excitement. The power stayed on there with just a few flickers of the lights. It was very windy around town though, especially when I walked along the river to and from my car. I had hoped that the wind might dry the fields out a bit but we are still having very heavy showers which are undoing any effect it might have.
Driving wasn’t as bad as I had thought it might be, although a tree in the village had completely snapped in half. I got home to find that there was still no power so I had to see to the ponies by torchlight. Galahad has improved immensely when dealing with torches. He always used to absolutely hate them, which I assumed was because he couldn’t see what was behind them. It’s a pretty sensible stance to take really. However, he does seem to be getting used to them. He is still wary of them but I can at least catch him when I am holding a torch now and even check him over when he is loose. It makes things so much simpler!
The ponies’ colds are still improving. They are not better yet but they are definitely getting there. The other day though Galahad sneezed all over my sister’s freshly washed hair. She was not impressed!