I didn't have a particularly good night's sleep thanks to the overindulgence yesterday afternoon and the noise of the wind during the early hours. Storm Jorge is supposed to arrive later this afternoon so I'm not expecting tonight's sleep to be any better. Anyway, all this is leading up to me saying that I gave up and went back to bed this morning.
I finally hauled myself out of bed at midday and went straight out for my daily walk. I'd said I would walk in the rain so, even though it was raining, I wrapped up warm and set out for the canal. Next time I check the weather I really need to wear my glasses as the 'rain' turned out to be hail! Here's a couple of photos taken from the shelter of the road bridge while I waited for the hail to stop.
It's interesting to see that the boat yard is starting to move the hire boats back to the canal in readiness for the start of the hire season - they spent the winter in the shelter of the marina which is behind the houses on the left of the photo)
It's very gloomy out as you can see in the photos so the house is dark and I have the lights on already. Although my hand were cold when I was walking (note to self: wear gloves next time!) it's still warm inside and I have turned the heating off for now. I don't for one minute think that this is the end of heating costs for this winter but I can hope!
I don't think I'll be doing much today. There's a load in the washing machine and I've given the kitchen a quick tidy round ... and I think that's it. I need to reply to some comments on the blog, have some texts and emails from friends which need a response from me and then I'll pick a couple of films from Netflix to watch.