Well that was a Christmas day that won't be forgotten in a long time.
Late in the afternoon, the skies opened and we were drenched.
Then, it started to hail
Massive hail stones, some as big as golf balls
People in some suburbs reported them as big as tennis balls.
Here at Number 10, they weren't quite that big but they were loud
As they hit the roof they sounded like machine gun fire. Rapid machine gun fire. ... and it just kept coming.
When I went inside I noticed there was water all over the floor. It had hailed so badly that it had clogged up the gutters and the water had nowhere else to go, so in it came
...all down the walls between the lounge and dining room and onto my sofa.
The garden was the worst affected though. The ornamental grapevine and all of my lovely violets that i had been nurturing for months, all flattened and shredded...the fig tree had a lot of it's leaves ripped off and the silver birches in the front yard also hit quite badly.
Then it started all over again!
Fortunately that's about all the damage, apart from a few "dings" on the car...but if that's the worst thing that happens to us this Christmas, then I guess we're doing OK.
Some of the residents at Number 10 just didn't know what was going on
Just another Christmas in Melbourne huh?