Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky


First major urban storm of the season last night. I rose to the window six times to investigate it. Noise of the wind was much shorter and stouter than historical blowin.  Indeed the rain was the noisiest component. The storm system is a Pineapple Express and there was something of the stoutness of the pineapple in the way the rain burst diagonal against the window. A heave rather than a drip.

This morning I quizzed a few folk out and about on whether (weather!) it woke them. No, they said. I am encouraged to see how well people sleep around me. It’s very peaceful tho’ staring out on the wind and rain, when all the domestic lights are extinguished. You can judge the power of the weather only by the light of street lamps, rather like illuminated speech bubbles in the darkness.

30,000 people woke to no power. More en route tonight.

Will be uploading some windy recordings if it continues.

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