Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Winter Solstice

 Monday's sunset, at the end of a local 38 mile ride delivering cards to friends.

 Then back to work on the drive....or as the Pirate was an aircraft engineer, a runway?!  We're pulling Paddy Overtheroad's leg that this is a relief runway for Prestwick, with his roof as the final lift-off boost.....

Most of the cards have been written and sent by the Pirate...my yearly card list is still packed from last year and I haven't found it!
All the shopping we need has been done and it is batten down the hatches with Storm Barbara on her way by Friday.

Funny, we remember last year escaping over the Minches to the Isle of Lewis just before a storm and squeezing in the return trip between storms at the beginning of 2016...miss going over there, but we have a longer journey to prepare for.

Today's good news? the Pirate had his six monthly phone call fromthe Oncology nurse a day early... tests ok, all clear and getting himself back again.
Relief.

The year turns again and it feels as if things could be improving for us...one plans and hopes....

10 comments:

Susan Heather said...

Good news - Merry Christmas and may the new year bring health and happiness.

Zhoen said...

Gorgeous first photo!

I like the idea of a runway. Glad all is set to improve this year, wonderful.

d2eclaylady said...

Hi gz ... those that have been there know that build up of stress that happens heading into the 6 month/yearly follow up and then the relief that follows when the all clear comes thru. Happy for you both that all is well as you head into the holiday season. Have a good one!

Avus said...

Ha! I GOL (grinned out loud) about the "relief runway and take-off boost!
Happy Christmas. I shall give Hinxhill love from you when I next cycle through it!

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

Solstice blessings and here is to the positive turning of the seasons :)

Andrea Ingram said...

Great news !
Have a fantastic trip - while we batten down the hatches ;-)

mikeintonbridge said...

Greetings from a pottery the other end of the Land. Barbara is being nastier to you than it has been to us. I think you're lined up for another one in a couple of days looking at the Atlantic weather map too. Oh the joys of being a Southern Softie.

Happy Yule.

smartcat said...

Such good news; a wonderful present!

Good Yule to you and your family!

Vagabonde said...

Just stopped by to tell you what a beautiful sunset you captured. Have a very happy New Year.

Molly Bon said...


Stunning sunset sky!