Today Scotland has been battered by gale force winds, as well as some hefty rain at times. Reports say some parts of the country got winds of over 100mph. It’s been very scary driving around I have to say! On the way home I saw a couple of large trees upended and leaning in a couple of front gardens, so I dread to think what’s happened to the houses. And then this is very near us – the tree is on the edge of Queen’s Park, and has fallen right across the road. I didn’t get any closer – I’m not sure if the car on the left was hit by the tree or if it just missed it. I’ve just heard the M8 is at a standstill, and most ferries have been cancelled, so do pray for all those stranded, particularly those stuck in cars with no facilities. I know it’s not like the horrific snow we had in December, but unlike May here usually this month has been quite cold, I know I for one am grateful to be indoors and safe.
An amazing storm in western Scotland yesterday evening. Of course, seeing as I’m usually safely back at home working hard (*cough*) by early evening, the weather-powers-that-be had to wait until I was just outside Glasgow coming home from my Romanian lesson for the storm to break. Standing on a deserted railway platform getting wet and watching the lightning was amazing (if a bit scary), and then at the other end I swear the heavens waited for the precise moment I got out of the train to open. I only have about a 30 second walk from the station to the Stately Pile, and I got in looking like someone had poured a bucket of water over me from a great height. Incredible stuff. It even did an encore a couple of hours later.