Tuesday, February 13, 2007


We have a Maestrale [Mistral] wind of 23 mph today and I got smacked in the face several times by almonds which had blown off their trees on my way to Raffaele's this morning. [Thus the latter was instructed to "glue", rather than lacquer, my hair!] Debris is blowing about everywhere, the shutters are rattling like mad and it's such a noisy wind in itself that I can hardly hear my TV or radio. Yet it has been sunny: observe the clear, blue sky above the hospital building and then take a look at the flags!

When I was out with Simi just now I noticed that a few power cables are down so if I normally visit your blog and I don't manage it this evening it could be that we are having a power cut.


James Higham said...

Smacked in the face by almonds? We eat them over here.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy walking along the Coast when its windy, makes you feel so alive and fresh.
if its not too windy I also enjoy Flying my kite..which can be very amusing for anyone watching...

Liz Hinds said...

That's not a problem we have in Wales either!

Does it puzzle Simi being dinked by flying almonds?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, that's a novel thing to do with them, James! Hi, Sally. Gosh, I haven't flown a kite for 50 years and I'd love to do it again! I think I might have ended up flying with it yesterday, though! Liz, no flying almonds on the route I take with Simi, though we both nearly got blown over. The trees are a bit further down, on the way to the shops.


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