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Monday, January 12, 2015

Wild and Windy Weather

The past few days it's been very wild and windy. Some rain, but not as much as we had around a year ago which caused so much flooding in other parts of the country. I think we seemed to escape lightly compared with, for example, Somerset. I was somewhat concerned that the wind would rip down the rest of the fence. There is a further section which is showing signs of giving up. Still no indication that our beloved landlord intends to actually do something about repairing said fence. It's well over six months ago since we had him here with his mother and the workman who was supposed to do the work on the fence. It would have been nice to be given some idea what is going on. But, it seems, nothing is being done. We will have to do some sort of temporary 'fix' before the whole fence disintegrates.

I've been out in the car this morning. When I came back home I noticed that there are several properties on the estate which have their fences blown over by the wind. I also see that the section of fence in our garden next to the section which has totally blown over is beginning to fall over. Considering the precarious state of the remaining fence, which has slats in it which are very rotten, to the point where merely touching them will make the crumble to a pile of sawdust, it won't be 'fit for purpose' for very much longer. Probably a very violent storm will finish it completely.

We've been watching the television series 'Broadchurch.' This seems to have become  something of a hit, winning three BAFTA awards, for Best Drama, Olivia Colman for Best Actress and David Bradley for Best Supporting Actor at the 2013 Awards. We didn't watch it when it was originally broadcast but have now seen it on catch-up.  I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and was totally taken by it, swept along by the story, and the cliff-hanging at the end of each episode certainly gave it a definite 'can't wait to see the next episode' element to it. Well, at least it you watch it like that you don't have to endure endless adverts every ten minutes or so. We have seen the original eight episodes and have now seen the first of the new series. Not what we were expecting at all. One of the best bits of drama of recent years and the new series has taken things in a direction we were not expecting at all. Yes, I can't wait to see the next episode to see how things develop. David Tennant has certainly made his mark with this, and put his stint in Doctor Who well and truly behind him.

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