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Storm diary- the beast from the east


My cupboards are stacked with provisions,
six flavours of soup, plus baked beans,
thick socks and thick shirts for this amber alert
though I am not quite sure what that means.
The torch has got spare sets of batteries,
saucepans, jugs and the bath are all full,
emergency flares, logs stacked under the stairs
and Long Johns made from Alpaca wool.
I'm in bed beneath several blankets,
and trying to get off to sleep,
but it really is hard when I know in the yard
that the snow there is two inches deep.

( 'The Beast from the East' is the name that the meteorologists and the
media have given to the current cold front sweeping in from Siberia)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/5/2018 12:18:00 AM
Let a kind word warm you cold thoughts...Loved it.
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Date: 3/4/2018 6:46:00 PM
Talking about flights being cancelled, a trip to Bristol with my two younger daughters to see the flat the oldest daughter has bought disappeared in the jaws of the beast last weekend Viv. Such is life. Two inches you say?
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Viv Wigley
Date: 3/4/2018 9:20:00 PM
My brother flew to Dublin on Tuesday for my uncle Joe's funeral and had to get the ferry back. Other relatives waited for a flight and got home Saturday... Viv x. Ps- that two inches became four. But you know, men tend to exaggerate :)
Date: 2/28/2018 8:18:00 AM
I think we have been lucky compared to other places in the UK.. Loved your poem..
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Date: 2/28/2018 7:32:00 AM
Well written Viv, you’re prepared why on Earth can’t our authorities be, we in Leicestershire have had very little snow, hope it’s not the calm before the storm, stay safe my friend. :))
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Silent One
Date: 2/28/2018 8:18:00 AM
You are from Leicester? Not far from me and viv..
Date: 2/28/2018 5:40:00 AM
Only 2 inches Mr Viv what a disappointment ... the flatulence from the beans will warm you up lol. Schools are shut on our little island today the snow wreaks havoc but of course the kids love it:-) stay warm my friend:-) hugs Jan xx
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Viv Wigley
Date: 2/28/2018 5:58:00 AM
Jan, if I had a pound for every woman that had said " Only two inches, what a disappointment", I'd be living in the Bahamas x
Date: 2/28/2018 3:50:00 AM
- Winter is no joke ... but we survive with common sense :))) - Do not panic :))) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Viv Wigley
Date: 2/28/2018 5:58:00 AM
You have proper winters, Anne-Lise with snow over your chimneys. And still you keep smiling x
Date: 2/28/2018 1:39:00 AM
Ok Viv you have me in stitches here, that last line is hilarious!!! :)
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Viv Wigley
Date: 2/28/2018 1:42:00 AM
Thanks, Arthur. I'm afraid that here in England we are useless when we get a bit of snow- everything grinds to a halt , panic buying, trains and flights cancelled- the Scandinavians must find it all hilarious. Regards, Viv