Can I just thank you all for the birthday messages, it was lovely to read them all.
The strong winds felt on the eastern side of the island are causing huge problems with flights at the airport.
Around 13 flights have so far been affected, some diverted to the Canaries and Porto Santo, four have been canceled, and others returned to where they flew from.
The wind has been strong for several days now, but only really affecting the airport today, on one of its busiest days of the year.
The sea is also rough this side with a lot of white crests on the waves, photo taken from my balcony just now.