Storm Arwen

After Black Friday, white Saturday. Admin2 woke in the early morning to find white stuff blowing all over the place in the raging winds. We’ve had over 25mm of assorted precipitation (snow, sleet, rain, hail, graupel and diamond dust) today and the day is not over yet [update: total was 26.1mm, which is half all the rainfall we’ve had this monh]. And along with Arwen we have Omicron. Happy days.
Admin1 is reading Surgeons’ Hall by ES Thomson.

Cloud of the Day: Altocumulus

The sky was beautiful all day and filled with fireworks all night.
Happy Birthday Guida.
Admin1 is reading Murder at the Loch by Eric Brown,  a very old-fashioned murder mystery by a writer more known for his SF. Admin2 started reading A Knife in the Heart by Barbara Nadel but abandoned it because it was too educational and out of date about life, culture and politics in Istanbul.

Cloud of the Day: Flying Horse

A nice day, considering it’s October: 22.0 °C.
Admin1 is rereading The Outsider by Stephen King. Admin2 is reading The Guest List by Lucy Foley: a “Sunday Times bestseller”; a sure sign that a book is speedy, superficial and uses the word “adrenaline” as a substitute for conveying excitement through the text.

Out of Gas

Yesterday the sun shone and the petrol station was crammed with cars. Today it is raining and the pumps are coned off.
Admin1 is reading The Reckoning by Rennie Airth. Admin2 is reading Cold Kill, also by Rennie Airth; a complete departure from the cosy peri-WW2 fictions, this is a horrible and unlikely story about gangs of ruthless assassins versus a lone plucky young actress.

The Sun Shines Down on Scott Hall Road

Admins 1 and 2’s traditional post-vaccine roadscape; this time for flu vaccines. How our arms hurt!
Admin1 is reading Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen and Admin2 is reading Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan: a cursed block of flats inhabited by successive generations of weirdos, including William Burroughs.
We scored 12 on the GWQ.

Weather of the Day: Rain

We had 16.2mm of rain today; 14.1 in one hour. Too bad we had already watered the plants.
Admin1 is reading The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch. Admin2 is reading Earthly Remains by Donna Leon which is mostly about rowing so far. To be fair, the crimes in the two Donna Leon books are mainly environmental, and the detective who tries to solve them is a happily married family man who devotes his spare time to reading ancient Greek and Roman literature, which makes a change.