Well, I hope it will prove to be calmer than the weekend !
Friday, the builders came with a wonderful mini-digger to rip up the drive and the pathway to the house, prior to resurfacing. And then the rain came. And it rained. And rained. The drive and the path were reduced to gloop. And that was the only access point to the house. We ended up tottering along planks of wood, LOL.
Then the 80mph winds started to howl around the house like Wuthering Heights. With even more rain. As an added bonus, we had hailstones and lightning. I have to say, it was good to be safely holed up indoors, with the wood-burning stove alight, listening to the elements battling outside !
In the midst of the dramatic weather, DoomHamster and fiance arrived to ponder over seating plans for the wedding reception, which is now less than two weeks away. Much was agreed, but we do still have a few problems to iron out, namely where to sit one fundmamentalist Christian, one outspoken unreconstructed pagan and a scattering of same-sex friends whose lifestyle is not in keeping with the Church, and we have both our wonderful Parish priest and my equally wonderful godbrother who is a priest-monk attending too.
On Sunday, we had two sets of rainbows, much to the delight of the littlies and me.
It was also the 87th birthday of my mother's wonderful neighbour and friend, John. He is alert, active and an inspiration to us all, and we all love him dearly. He has no children of his own, is widowed, and we made a special point of getting him a really nice card proudly emblazoned with "To a very special Uncle" from DD3&4, and Mum said that he was tickled pink with it. He also had cards from DD1, DD2 and us, of course.
Oh, and NaNo ! Just when you thought you might escape without an update, I am now up to 40,029 words. I nearly killed off my hero's wife but thought better of it at the last moment. :-)