Sometimes when you look out of the window you see something that wasn't there the moment before. The setting sun covered the top of the hill in deep orange lighting up the distant snow. The intense colour faded almost as quickly as it came and then it was gone.
Friday 24 January 2014
Tuesday 21 January 2014
The lochside when it isn't stormy
The Christmas card that wasn't sent
Olek was the best snowflake on the block, even if he did have a bit of a problem keeping his tights up.
After the play Olek showed me his class. The 'knitivity' scene and baby Jesus looking a bit like a peanut
He showed me the thinking area, which I think every home needs.
Christmas was lovely
At the beginning of December just as we were getting ready to journey south to visit family and friends, we had a storm on the lochside. Gale force winds in the early hours of the morning arrived with violent flashes of lightning and ominous crashes of thunder. One blinding flash of lightning struck a nearby telegraph pole ripping out cables and bringing down phones and internet connections along the lochside. The phone sockets exploded out of the walls leaving trailing wires and blackened plugs discarded on the floor. Unfortunately my computer and the printer were also effected.
Luckily no other damage was done and the house and surrounds remained in tact. It was a pretty violent storm and locals can't remember thunder and lightning like it. It was ferocious.
We left the stormy lochside and headed south. We saw so many friends on our visit. Thank you to everyone for making us so welcome. I do miss you all. On our homeward journey we went to see Olek's Christmas play at his school in west Yorkshire. It was wonderful.
We enjoyed a family Christmas.
And now, after nearly six weeks, I have my computer back and a new printer. I realise how dependent on the computer I am. My Christmas cards and all address labels were on there. I'd managed to print a few off the day before the storm, but not enough. Yesterday I sent out a New Year card to friends who might wonder where we've been!
I've missed my blog. This year I want to try and blog a little and often. I get 'blogger's block' when I leave too many long gaps!
A belated Happy New Year - and thank you to those of you who haven't quite given up on 'Brookwood Letters!'