12 kuvaa/photos - my walk to work January
Back to the blog, and just squeezing into January's 12 kuvaa/photos before it closes. Last week I would have shown you snow, and the city caught in a bright ring of frost and sun. This week Britain's Big Freeze is over in many places. Today's walk to work at 8.15 a.m. was in sleet, and darkness that seemed deeper than the December murk just before the winter solstice. The soldiers are up and doing in Edinburgh Castle, however, judging by the topmost lights above the rooftops. Stirring their porridge and frying their bacon, and warming their kilts before the fire.
Below the monuments on Calton Hill are looking decidedly un-monumental.
I was very touched by all the good wishes that people have left. My father had a bad fall and has been very poorly in hospital for 10 days. We went back north to visit and weather-proof the house against the freezing temperatures. Just in the past day Dad has improved and is now out of the high dependency unit. Quite a way to go yet, but things are looking up. Thank you so much for the kind thoughts.