Where the wild winds blow

@Humbug25 (12551)
May 23, 2011 6:51am CST
Wow it is really blowy here today in the UK it really is more like winter. I am fully aware that high winds can cause a lot of damage and has done so in the past, even causing fatalities, but I don't mind it much at all (that is provided it doesn't get any blowier than it is now). I have managed to dry my washing in record time and whilst hanging it out and bringing it in I have enjoyed listening to the wind whistle through the trees and hear the various wind chimes the neighbours have in their gardens that otherwise I don't here. I would love to get the kids out and fly kites with them after they have finished school but I have to get them to their various activities How do you take advantage of days like these or do you prefer to stay in out of way?
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
23 May 11
I don't mind wind but not at hurricane strength. I love to hear it through the trees and also love the sound of rain coming down. It cools the place down as it has been just so hot. I have lost a pound yesterday on this dukan diet. Not recommended to be on it for too long but wanted to lose five pounds before my Mother of bride dress s fitted next Saturday. Don't usually crash diet but am determined to do it this week and then just keep on a very low starch eating plan. drinking 2 liters of water daily. You can check it out online.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
27 May 11
Hi there Cynth We are lucky we don't have a season spefically for hurricane and my heart goes out to those who have recently experienced loss during this time. Congratulations on your weight loss and may it continue til that dress is fitting how you want it haha I have never heard of the dukan diet, might have a look. My dad told me to cut out all my carbs and dairy foods and my answer to that was that I wasn't on a hunger strike hahahaha I am eating little and often and not after 6pm and doing ok hahaha Thanks as always for your response hun X
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
27 May 11
I did the diet for SIX days and gained a pound and a half! I was flabberfasted when I weighed myself this morning. I reallly have no and will continue for one more day then if there's no loss then wll give it a big fat miss. fed up with it all
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
23 May 11
Hi. Humbug25. I know that there has been an tornado that has killed 89 people in Nebraska, I think. When it is windy like this, I prefer to stay indoors so that I won't get blown away. I also don't like staying out in the windy weather because of the dirt and the debris that can fly around and land into my eyes. I wear eyeglasses and it is a mess when dirt gets into my eyes.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
23 May 11
Hi there cream97 Yes I think that if we were experiencing tornadoes then I would step outside my front door. Thanks for your response
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@cream97 (29168)
• United States
23 May 11
You are very welcome, Humbug25. I have a correction to make on my post. The tornadoes occurred in Missouri. Not Nebraska. I am sorry for the error.
1 Feb 12
I have no real Idea about this.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
10 Feb 12
No worries julhas555 thanks for responding anyway
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
30 May 11
We had the winds when I was away on the Isle of Wight and I remembered standing on the pier in Sandown, bear in mind the pier is made of wood on stilts, but it felt exhilerating with the wind blowing in my face. Further more the wind means cold! and when you dislike the heat as much as me it's a welcome friend. Providing it's not raining as well, I don't do a very good Mary Poppins, and trying to keep an umbrella up at the same time PMSL! Now that is funny... NOT. Fortunately here in the UK our winds are not as fatal or as powerful, although I always remember back in 1987 when we had the hurricanes and ironically when Shanklin pier on the Isle Of Wight was demolished by the gale force winds.
@Humbug25 (12551)
30 May 11
Hi there wolfie Now that I would like to see, would you wear a dress too? hahaha. I too remember the winds back then. I am sure that is when Gordon Kaye fromn Allo Allo got a whallop from a tree and has now got a visable dent on his forehead. Yes it can cause much trouble but like you, I quite enjoy it, not the problems it brings of course!! but the exhileration one can feel and the sound of the wind chimes and the sight of kites flying etc Cheers wolfie X
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
24 May 11
I really like the wind blowing, especially if I can go out in it, but I don't really like to find it knocking branches or power lines down. I don't get out like I did when I was younger, but I remember many a day standing out in the wind enjoying it!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
27 May 11
Hi there ElicBxn I have taken my kids out in the wind with kites before now where it has actually been too windy to fly them as the strings get tangled and it is just impossible but it is great to do when the wind is just right. Many thanks for your response
• United States
23 May 11
Hi there, We too here in Illinois have had some unusual weather for this time of the year. It rain and thunder so bad last night and looking like more on it's way today. I do not have any plans today so I plan to be indoors today. Unless I must, I normally like to stay in on bad rainy days but then it depends if I have important outdoor things to do. Stay warm and dry.
@Humbug25 (12551)
23 May 11
Hi there hardworkinggurl Well it is now raining quite heavily at times, just in time to pick the kids up from school!! Grrr I don't mind the wind and to a point I don't mind the rain (we get used to it in the UK haha) but both at the same time? Ugh this is my nightmare weather! Wish I could now stay in the dry but am glad I got my washing in and out in time Thanks for your response
@p1kef1sh (45640)
23 May 11
I am not too well today and have been lying in bed listening to the wind. I feel like we have moved to the Outer Hebrides not Wiltshire! If I was feeling brighter I woulkd have done some Cathedral work - instead I have watched day time TV and eaten lunch.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
23 May 11
Hi there p1kef1sh Aww I am sorry to hear you are not well and are missing your daily exercise too! Sometimes the wind can be quite pleasant to listen to but other times it can be scarey, my eldest is scared of the wind but I haven't gotten to the bottom of it as to why. Ho hum, hope you are feeling better soon Thanks for responding