Thank you one and all but you can get up off your knees now, stop saying rosaries or lighting candles for us, because storm Ophilia has gone on her merry way and what a cranky oul cow she was!
She took a particular dislike to those of us living down south and began shouting from early morning. By twelve she was in a right rage, even dismantling my glass house. She did her best to uproot the trampoline but we caught her in action and using high levels of intelligence we placed a brick on it. Unfortunately she only laughed at my brick and picked her up, brick and all, and headed across the garden with her. Imitating Oisín in Tír na nÓg I lifted an enormous rock onto her and that put an end to her carry on.
After a few hours she seemed to run out of steam and headed off to annoy the rest of the country and Scotland I believe.
Unfortunately, before leaving she took the lives of three good people, tragically killed by falling trees. May they rest in peace.
Today we woke up to a glorious, still, sunny day. I headed out for a walk with my friend and it was obvious how lucky we had all been. The many warnings telling us to stay in had largely been listened to, which was surprising as we Irish are not the best at following orders. When I saw the number of enormous trees which fell it was obvious many more lives could have been lost.
There are many stories being told this morning and lots of videos on the internet of the scariest things that happened, but today I’m only glad that she’s gone and am hopeful it will be another fifty years until we see her like again.
However with global warming, and a president in the US who doesn’t believe in it, I’m not too sure.