So this morning my plan to write was a no go! The youngest decided that he was going to wake up early so it didn’t work out, but that is fine you just to go with the flow as a parent.
We are gearing up for Storm Caroline to pay us a visit. We have amber and yellow warning in pace. The amber warning is for coastal overtopping, I’m glad I don’t live in a beachfront property. Then the yellow warning is a period of wintry weather with very cold winds from Thursday until Sunday. On Friday there could be a slight chance of some snow, now that would be awesome! I’m really hoping the weather conditions are just perfect for a good dumping of snow! It’s going to get really cold over the next few days, especially on Friday with a top temperature of only 4C. So batten down the hatches – it’s gonna be gnarly outside!
Woken to the sound of some hectic wind this morning, the ferry has been cancelled and it looks like it’s going to be a rough few days here on the Isle of Man. Drinking my morning coffee and the wind is ripping around the house. It’s dark and not looking forward to venturing out the house this morning.
It’s dry this morning with the rain arriving this afternoon. The warnings are in place for strong gale force winds and wintry showers. It’s going to get really nasty, but that’s our winter weather.
I saw a video on Facebook that showed an A380 British airways flight landing at Johannesburg international airport which was stunning. Got me thinking about all the flights I used to take when I was DJ’ing all over South Africa, that was nine years ago. Haven’t travelled as much since being here, but that’s what moving to a new country does. It changes everything in good and bad ways. So I miss the clubs? Honestly, I don’t, but I do miss the travelling. On the bucket list is, Amsterdam and I think that will happen in 2018.
So my wish came true on Friday morning. We woke up to a decent amount of snow. We haven’t had snow for about five years, so this was very exciting and special. There was enough to cause travel disruption and all the schools on the island were closed. I tried to make it into work but, as I got up the road and around the corner, it proved to be a futile exercise, so I just turned back.
It was a Snowday, which meant no school for the kids and working from home was the plan for the day. It continued to snow on and off with some strong snow falling during the day. Staying at home was the safest option.
Then it stopped, just like that. The snow ended, but it did turn our island into a winter wonderland. We popped out on Saturday to take the youngest for a haircut and afterwards we went to take a few snaps. It truly was magical.
Last night our temperatures dipped to minus four which means there is an ice warning for the roads and pavements. I haven’t even looked out the windows yet as its still pitch dark.
As we head into this new week, it’s going to be interesting to see how things pan out.