View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Tuesday 9 December

The sun set two hours ago, but I'm only just getting round to doing an entry. Was fairly bright through the day, but I did catch a shower on the way into town. Going into town means a walk of less than 10 minutes, but don't underrate the Stornoway pavements. I didn't realise how bad they were until I tried pushing a shopping trolley along my street. It was brand new, but was forever trying to argue with parked cars. The roads themselves are OK, just the pavements (sidewalks for folks across the pond) are atrocious.

What did I go into town for? Christmas cards and stamps. They have all been written, addressed, adorned with postage and stuffed into the letterbox. Folks in the UK should have it tomorrow, folks in Europe by the end of the week and those in the US between 1 and 2 weeks from today. Total of cards sent: 19. Anyone else that would like a card can just email me with details, and I'll endeavour to oblige.

Morton (Caring n sharing), I am pleased to announce, left hospital this afternoon to tell those of us on Facebook that he had returned home. It was too close for comfort, he said.


  1. I wish my cards were all done. Still a long way to go. I am glad to hear that Morton made it home. We have had down pours all day with gusting winds. More snow on the way tonight.
    'On Ya'-ma

  2. stopping at the post office today to get mine out... hopefully everyone will get them in time. Good news about Mort... trust me I know that to close for comfort feeling...

  3. All of my cards are done and posted! I'm so proud of myself.

  4. Sounds like you are on top of the cards...well done!