Down here on the south coast we've been relentlessly buffeted by gale force winds. A house just along the road in Bexhill had its roof blown off last night and there were times when I feared for ours.
Aside from the gales we had a thunderstorm today, just to add to the whole 'end of the world' scenario.
The weather is set to get even worse towards the weekend and being on the top of a hill I worry that we might wake up in Kansas.
See what I did there....?
Anyhoo, Christmas preparations are proceeding at a snail's pace. Cards have been bought but not written. House has been half decorated. Present shopping has ground to a halt. Every year I pledge that I will arrive at Christmas Eve thoroughly prepared and serene.
We have finally managed to pin down the various family members and they're all going to be here for the duration. Usually we have a combination of any number of them coming and going at various times from Christmas Eve till Boxing Day.
So we have three days of meals for 6+ to plan and prepare for, and as usual we're debating whether or not to have turkey on Christmas Day.
Is anyone else suffering from pre-Christmas stress?