snow!

IMG_1166 (1024x768) (1024x768)Merry Christmas!

As predicted, it was a lovely quiet day here. We opened gifts, spoke to family, and pottered around slowly making dinner, then pulled on our boots for a late afternoon stomp around the woods (with a quick visit to our local chicken friends on the way).

IMG_1190 (1024x768) (1024x768)IMG_1188 (1024x768) (1024x768)IMG_1160 (1024x768) (1024x768)Last night a friend arrived – staying over on his way back to Inverness to do the local parkrun with me. He got here just as the snow started to fall, and within a couple of hours things were looking very festive indeed.

IMG_1278 (1024x768)I just love the way our new white streetlights shine on the snow.

As cosy as it was, we just had to go out for a walk through the woods.

IMG_1227 (1024x768) IMG_1218 (1024x768)(Excuse the wobbly pictures, it was quite dark by this point and I’m surprised they came out at all!)

This morning I was expecting (hoping??) the parkrun would be cancelled but no! The sun shone, the snow was melting fast, and a band of 85 hardy souls braved the freezing sogginess to run round the park.

IMG_1293 (1024x768)IMG_1297 (1024x768) IMG_1307 (1024x768) IMG_1303 (1024x768)Utterly enchanting (and the first and last time I’ll ever be in the top 100 finishers!).

I’m back home now and curled up on the sofa with a hot water bottle and a blanket, listening to children sledging down the street and building a giant snowman in the garden opposite our house. My friend has left to drive to Inverness – I don’t envy him that journey at all, not today. I’m planning to stay right here on the sofa until bedtime.

IMG_1310 (1024x768) (1024x768) IMG_1311 (1024x768) (1024x768)Hope you’re cosy where you are this year…

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