View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Wednesday 9 December

A lively day in terms of weather, with a thunderstorm at sunrise (9 am) and a second downpour at midday. It got so dark at 12 o'clock that the lights had to be put on. Only for the sun to come out 15 minutes later. Never a dull moment in this neck of the woods.

I've been trawling this town's stationery shops for photo paper, and finally managed to locate some at a half-decent price. I also got myself a diary for 2010, again at a lower price than I had originally anticipated. The successor to Woolworths in Stornoway, a shop called Wee W, was a tad disappointing when I looked for the above two items.

AOL / Time Warner is now once more just AOL. The business is worth only 10% of the value it had in 2001, and has lost 80% of its dial-up subscribers. Nonetheless, dial-up provision still accounts for 43% of its revenue. Not from me, at any rate - I quit AOL as a dial-up subscriber in May 2008, and abandoned its web-services after AOL jettisoned its Journals service in November 2008.


  1. Beautiful, beautiful header picture (again). My son keeps telling me that I should leave AOL as it is slowing down my computer. But I hate to may friends and other family members are there. Our days are sort too but it's not dark at noon. But by 4pm....the light in the house start going on. Linda in WA

  2. You sure have interesting weather systems passing by !! it is such a pity that we have lost Woolworths isn't it. I don;t think we really appreciated it when it was there...Glad you managed to get some photo paper, must be a bit expensive on the island I would think..Would'nt it be a wee bitty cheaper to send for it Guedo...even with postage...but then again maybe not have no doubt you've thought of that !! Here's hoping for a quieter day for you today. I am off to the garage to have my sun visor sorted out it fell off in my hands the other day !!
    Love Sybil xx