Given the loss of the main town anemometer, church have stepped in and supplied the backup system, in the form of a Norwegian flag. It comes in 3 sizes – small, medium and large, and you can tell roughly what weather we are having / will have, by the size being flown.
- Large – calm, dry weather
- Medium – quite windy and /or wet
- Small – very wind (and probably wet)
Today was a small flag day, because it was pretty wind, although not the forecast gusts of 80mph. The first picture below was taken at about 9.30 am, and you can see it was also quite dark (it’s cloudy, but thankfully not raining). The second (a bit more exposure) shows the flag flapping at a blurringly high speed (is blurringly a word?).
The last couple of days the temperature has also risen from the -5 to -15C range of the last 6 weeks, to hovering around freezing. Whilst it’s nice that it’s warmer outside, it created a problem for us: our outdoor ‘freezer’ has defrosted (we’ve been using the storage compartment of our outdoor seat on the veranda to keep frozen foods as our proper freezer isn’t very large). So, today we will eat lots of pizza!