I had a brief visit back to UK which took up a few days and meant I was off line, then we've had guests staying with us this week, so there was plenty to keep me occupied.
The full extent of the damage created by the storm two weeks ago is still being discovered. We've been clearing fallen trees and branches in the garden over the last couple of days .... but in the wood behind our house some enormous trees have been brought down. This photo doesn't really impart any sense of scale, but the tree is massive. The root base, which is now vertical, is 3m across - it is a very large tree - about 30m in height. We'll not be short of logs for the fire for some years to come!