A Dramatic Day:
Bonjour! My name is Asha and I am a volunteer here at La Giraudière as you may remember from my introductary post which you can view here.
Last Wednesday became an unusual day for us here as lightning struck La Giraudière. The weather these past couple of days has been pretty different from that of last week, being mostly rain, wind and some thunder. But this was taken to a new level yesterday when as we sat down to our coffee break, thankfully indoors, we heard a loud bang and a flash of light around us, pretty intense for a coffee break. Not long after a strong burning smell took over the place, which was actually coming from the electricity box. As it turns out it had been struck and completely melted.
Straight away the project co-ordinator, Paul made some phone calls to the fire station and to some people about fixing the electricity and our Wi-Fi. Thankfully the services here are very quick and reliable, we had fire engines here within half an hour and an electrician fixed the box within an hour or two. Everyone was very impressed with the standard of the services here.
Thankfully we now have our electricity back and no further damage was done however it’s safe to say it was an exciting and unusual day at La Giraudière.
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