Posted: 22/12/2016 at 18:19
You're very organised obelixx
I wish you and your family a lovely first Christmas and New Year in your new home. Hope you have a lovely, peaceful time
Clari - I'd be eating the entire contents of your fridge and cupboards to keep warm over the next few days. Your OH can fend for himself!
I'm trying to be cheery as I've been doing a litle more research re the memorial on my walk the other day. I've been extremely moved by it - perhaps because my oldest daughter was born a few months before the young lad, and my other daughter's almost the age when he died. He had been staying at the Clova Hotel in November 2014 with his family, and went for a run up round Loch Brandy, as he'd often done before. His father raised the alarm when he didn't return a couple of hours later, and he was eventually found the next day. Howling winds, poor visibility and minus 11 temps made the search for him almost impossible and, as he was only intending being out for a fairly short run round the loch, he wasn't equipped to survive the night. Over 240 people helped search for him.
We really never know what's round the corner, do we?
And then Simon Mayo played The Proclaimers' Sunshine on Leith so the tears were running down my face. Hopeless old mare....