We’re dreaming of a white New Year
Hello! I hope that Christmas fulfilled your expectations this year. Ours brought us many delights. A couple of days later it also brought (for me and a couple of unfortunate relatives) a visitation from the Norovirus or winter vomiting bug. Ah well, it’s one way to shed those Christmas pounds! We are on the mend now, I’m glad to report.
What has not yet arrived here is any decent amount of snow. Apart from the odd flurry of sleet and a dusting of white on the near hills, there hasn’t been much to speak of since mid-December. The boys are longing for a decent snowfall in order to try out the sledge which elder son made in his carpentry classes last term. Sadly, it looks as if we may be hoping in vain for any in the foreseeable future; though a little more is forecast for tomorrow, so you never know. Perhaps these photos from earlier in the month might prompt a return of good snow cover: the children are not the only creatures here who would greet it with delirious excitement.
And with that, we wish you a merry Hogmanay and a Guid New Year!
You might enjoy memories of a rather colder New Year in The deep freeze continues.