I'm still really enjoying being home but we've had some pretty awful weather. I haven't seen more than a handful of hours of direct sunshine in the last 2 weeks.
On Christmas Eve, my parents and I were on our way to the local shop when we spotted an otter and her cub right beside the road. Luckily my dad had a camera with him. The one occasion I didn't have mine with me, interesting critters appeared.
They left me to fend for myself while they went to the shop and I snapped away. The lens wasn't long enough and the light was so poor that I barely got anything salvagable, despite them being so close. Maddening.
I followed them along the beach for as long as I could before I couldn't feel or move my fingers or toes.
Christmas day was great. I've eaten my own body weight in chocolate since being home.
|Our house on Christmas day. My brother, dad and grandad.|
It has been threatening to snow again the last few days, getting really cold today. It worries me that I may get stuck here, as the council is cutting funds to gritting roads. Roads like mine aren't being gritted anymore. Oh the fun.
|Some really unusual ice formations today on the lochs|
|Kind of an abstract landscape.|