Friday, October 13, 2017

Great Storm of 1987

It's coming up to the 30th anniversary of The Great Storm of 1987. At least that's what they were talking about on BBC Radio Suffolk this morning. Anyone remember it? I can. My Mum and I both woke up, but my brother slept right through it. I remember going outside in the morning and seeing all the trees down. I walked a little way, but couldn't get very far. I also remember going to see Rendlesham Forest after and the devastation was terrible. I don't remember being scared, but just kind of shell-shocked in the morning to see the mess outside. Ah memories! Giving away my age here, but I was seventeen then. Yikes.

Today dawned cloudy and dull, but surprisingly mild. I took a nice quiet walk and got some household stuff done before going upstairs and working on my albums. I managed to get the cover of another one done. I also completed the pages and covered them all, and the tags fitting in. I haven't sorted out photos yet. That seems to be the hardest part. Sigh. I did have to capture three stink bugs while I was up in my room.

Nice reflection on the lake this morning as the sun was beginning to break through the clouds.

I don't think I'll get much crafting in this weekend - usually I don't - though it is supposed to rain so maybe that will be the excuse needed to do some.


  1. Beautiful picture of the sun rise. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. I remember the Big Storm well, so does son who had to open birthday presents on the 17th by candle light - he was 6. Our electric was off for a week, I was 8 and a half months pregnant and had no idea about damage with no TV to watch. Col was working for Suffolk County Council and worked long hours organising the men clearing the roads of trees. Happy memories!!

  3. We're supposed to be getting a similar kind of storm on Monday.
    Not looking forward to that.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  4. I remember the storm well, my parents garden was battered! I remember going to Rendalsham forest as a child/teenager, we used to have picnics and I remember there was an old derelict hous that used to fascinate me in the woods xx


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