Friday, December 23, 2016

Storm Barbara

The storm has arrived. It's only our second storm of the winter, and it's called Storm Barbara. I've waited for it. Normally, I've attempted to get the latest article online by Wednesday each week. This week is different, though. I'm extra busy, but now that the wind and rain are all around, just two days before Christmas, I've taken time out from the busyness to sit and write. Time out from wrapping gifts, endless cycling, tidying my room and preparing sherry trifle while trying out the Baileys cream. There are thirty-seven other jobs that need doing, but right now I want to write during the storm.

The wind was so fierce, I took to Twitter.

Welcome #StormBarbara, but behave yourself! Leave my baubles intact. Thank you
— Pat Burke (@petalsbyparaig) December 23, 2016

No gardening today, but it's nice to be inside looking out.

Happy Christmas from Dungarvan,


  1. And a happy Christmas to you too Páraig!

  2. Míle buíochas, Gill. I'd imagine you got away lightly? Storm here not quite as vigorous as had been expected.