I am once more returning to Stornoway today, and therefore The Shell Gallery will go back under wraps, much like its real life counterpart in the Castle Country Park.
When I'm next back in Holland, I shall resume posting here.
Until then, I can be found posting occasionally in Atlantic Lines.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Today at lunchtime, we were wondering about sounds of rumbling, crashing and banging on the roof and around the house. It turned out that the bright midday sun was warming up the rooftiles, and the cover of snow slid down like an avalance and landed on lower roofs and the ground outside.
Today is the 90th birthday of my uncle, and a party has been organised for him, with 20-odd relatives. He doesn't know about this, so it is a nice surprise. He was quite bowled over. For reasons of privacy, I am not posting pics of the party on this blog, with one or two exceptions.
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Friday the 13th dawned with as much as 13 cm / 5 inches of snow on the ground. This is by far the deepest snow in the country, and in the hills a few miles away people are engaging in cross-country skiing. At around 9.15 in the morning, I was having a walk round the village, fearing the snow would melt in the above-zero temperatures - but no fear. At 1.30 in the afternoon, the snow was very much still around, but looking prettier under the blue skies.