and very windy too.
The roaring waters of the Afon (river) Ebbw could be heard from my room at the front of the house early this morning!!
I walked over later on in the morning with The Carpenter, and even then you could see where it had recently dropped over two feet. There was still a lot of water flowing fast under the bridge near The Spiteful., by the railway.
In the early 70s, I think, it was cleared and straightened and flood defences built. It hasn't flooded since then. As with many rivers in this area, they are comparatively short, so can rise and fall rapidly.
Then we went to do the week's shopping...one way to stay warm and dry...if you go to the big shops! We prefer to use small shops, but at the moment we can't afford to support them.
The idea was, originally, to do some work after lunch.....the pots I made during the week were only just ready to be worked on further. I kneaded a bag of clay that had been put out to dry to throwing consistency. That usually warms me enough to start working, but it was so cold and damp I just wrapped each pot individually so that they don't dry too much and retreated to the house for a baking bash!!
Three quiches have been made, a spinach and shallot and two leek and bell pepper.
One large pot of curry with potatoes and sweet potatoes, (supper, and curry pasties to make tomorrow) and a lentil and vegetable mix for more pasties. The pastry is sitting chilling in the fridge until tomorrow as it will be easier to use then.
Bread is a possibility tomorrow as well- if the oven will be lit, lets make the best of it!
I should have been cutting stencils for decorating pots as well, but the baking took over!! Never mind, at least everything is ready to do them.
Yet more wind and rain is forecast for tomorrow..I'm not looking forward to commuting, but at least I'll be working indoors making the sheep.