We've been staying down in Shipley near Saltaire in Yorkshire with family. Our return back to Scotland was delayed due to problems with the car. The car is now fixed and we've been home for just a week and each day I've meant to post on here to let family and friends know we didn't get stuck in snowdrifts, or worse, on the drive home.
Yorkshire was filling up with snow as we left, and once in Scotland, the A9 south of Inverness was closed due to the bad weather. We persevered and did a detour over to the west coast where there wasn't any snow, only gale force winds. We've been hugely lucky here. No snow or overcast days, just very cold but dry, and periods of sunshine and bright blue skies. Some parts of the Highlands have been so dry they are dealing with wildfires. The weather does seem very strange of late!