It's been one hell of a year but here I am, relatively relaxed and writing from a pub over in Scotland. I have two weeks to spend with my favourite people.
They're living way out in the back of beyond, and so we're forced to pop in to pubs in the area for internet connections. Not wanting to be rude, we also sample the whisky and play pool too.
The locals are lovely. I'm adjusting to the weather ... kind of. I can finally feel my feet today but the guys here just assured me that there's snow due on Sunday. We've already had snow. The 26th was quite white. We've also had two big storms ... Storm Barbara, then Storm Connor (I think).
I'm not sure about all the granite here. But even so, the architecture is cute ... as seen below. I love my Ligurian life and will be glad to get back to the colour and noise of Genova but it's good here too. And so very superb to catch up with Miss 12 and her mum.
I've been clearing backlogs of photographs, a few sets waiting for time and concentration.
I'm so happy to write that, after 2 months or more of the most disgusting, long-lasting cold/flu-thing I've ever had, I'm no longer sick. Being here, living quietly, is partially about building up my strength again. It's the right place for that.
Wishing you all the very best things in 2017, and let's see where the next year takes me ...