The dreadful wind has calmed down today.....we've had so much wind this year, it's frequently windy here (I guess because the Bristol channel is only a couple of miles away as the crow flies, and it's flat open fields between there and here), but this year seems to have been our windiest yet. Still, we've suffered virtually no damage because of it, and have had no flooding, unlike some poor people. The local lanes are very muddy, but that's normal when you live in very rural farming country, and is the reason why we have a (dirty!) 4x4.....not much point in washing the car when it gets plastered in mud again the minute you go out in it.
We like to go for a walk on the beach on Christmas day, it's sort of a tradition of ours.....one of the few Christmas traditions we have, being the pair of bah humbug heathens we are! (said winking and with tongue in cheek). We didn't think we'd be able to do it this year though, the weather forecast didn't look very promising, but I've just checked it again and reckon we might be able to in the morning, before the rain arrives and the wind picks up again in the afternoon. Looking forward to that.....we generally see quite a few people on the beach on Xmas day, and everyone's very jolly and cheerful (probably full of mince pies and sherry).
I must say, reading some blogs and the vast amount of prep some people put into getting everything done in these few days prior to Xmas, I'm quite glad we don't go in for it in the way that so many people do.....it gives me a stress headache just reading about it! But each to their own, and I hope everyone enjoys Christmas in whatever way they want to.