2.23 am, I was still awake and the ground began to move as an earthquake rumbled 20 miles below the surface of the earth. I guess it's a bit of a hiccup for those used to earthquakes but for us it was significant and a reminder of the power of the earth.
After I calmed the animals I ventured to get a drink and then thought I would check my emails…
That action put paid to proper sleep for the night. Tragic news from a nephew made me aware of the frailty of life.
So I'm having a night off tonight.
A strong coffee and some nonsense TV.