Yesterday was probably one of the most exciting days Scotland has had with regards to the weather, in decades. And while the aftermath of the storm will mean a lot of cleaning and tidying up, in true Scottish fashion, we didn’t let it get us down.
As trees were toppled, buses and lorries blown off roads, roofs relocated, and trampolines despatched to new gardens, the great Scottish public laughed in the face of adversity, naming the worst storm to hit our small country with gales of up to 165mph, as Hurricane Bawbag.
It went viral, and the twitter hash-tag #HurricaneBawbag quickly became the no.1 trending topic worldwide. Only in Scotland! If you don’t know what a Bawbag is and why we named our favourite hurricane after it, read this brilliant article by STV that pretty much sums everything up.
The two-finger salute to Hurricane Bawbag didn’t stop there either, as t-shirts quickly became on sale in Glasgow, wind turbines exploded under the strain, Edinburgh’s new Giant Pandas were spotted making a mad dash for China, and the BBC joined in with some classy weather reporting.
Elsewhere, I shifted the manuscript for LIVING LEITH into the 90th percentile—it should be complete by the end of the weekend—and I fully completed the third and final edition, the illustrated version, of SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE. Job done!
It looks pretty damn good I have to say, and barring any problems when the proof copy arrives some time next week, it will be good to go.
This week’s Friday Vid, simply has to be the video that captured the Scottish people by storm yesterday (if you’ll excuse the pun). Check out this bloke, who when filming Hurricane Bawbag from his window was met with an interesting and hilarious surprise. Click here if you can’t see the video.
That’s all then for today, except to remind you of the fabulous deal I have running just now, the 3 Ebook Deal—it’s an absolute steal!
The 3 Ebook Deal and Free Poetry
Visit my website at www.colingalbraith.co.uk and either sign up to the mailing list or ‘LIKE’ my Facebook page, as it will mean you’ll be entitled to a free copy of each of my next three novels. Get in quick though, as the window to register closes at 23:59pm 31st December!
Alternatively, just scan the QR code to the right or text 3BOOKS to 88802 or failing that, you can go direct to the 3 Ebook Deal web page!
The window to sign up for the 3 Ebook Deal will close on 31st December, 2011 at 23:59 so make sure you get in there today! It only takes a couple of minutes to sign up to qualify for 3 hot thriller novels to be released in 2012!
You’ll also find some great deals over at my poetry place www.chasstramash.com: all poetry ebooks are available for free download, 86p on the Kindle, and £3 (25% off!) for print copies.
Peace and out!