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  • A nice windy day is great for flying a kite. Trouble is, whenever we have a nice windy day here it's usually accompanied by horizontal rain. Last week we had uber kite weather when our Scottish mini-hurricane passed through (known locally as 'Hurricane Bawbag'. So typically Scottish to name it that. The name went on thoughout the day to trend on twitter. Whatever next?!!). That wind was a bit TOO uber though, if truth be told.

    The damage caused was not to be taken lightly and the gale was such that nearly all school's and colleges across Scotland were closed for most or all of the day. Officially it was a red alert storm which means 'scary' in layman's terms, I think.

    I was sure that we'd lose some slates off the roof, they were rattling something fierce. They toughed it out though and not a single slate was lost. The worst we had to contend with was our bins flew around the garden for a few hours and the felt was ripped off the shed roof. First I knew of that was when it sailed past the window on it's way to goodness knows where.

    Anyway, it seems like it's all or nothing here. Maybe we're too exposed. It's either a nice day or it's blowing a gale.

    It might not be much but this photo is a reminder of that rare time that conditions were perfect for kite flying.
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