Thank goodness for better weather; although the wind is very cold, we’ve finally had a bit of sunshine!
One such occasion arose just before the New Year, when a dear friend of ours invited us over for a meal, to be cooked by her Italian friends who’d driven up from Rome to spend Christmas and the New Year in the Highlands. Amazing how far people travel to spend time up here.
Getting over involves negotiating “the Italian job” as I call it. Those familiar with Bond movies will be able to imagine the road between here and our friends house. The Council gritting team has struggled this year to keep the roads passable and the conditions didn’t look good. Not to be deterred, with the opportunity of a night in the company of others, and me offering to drive home, Chris spent a productive hour shovelling salt and grit on to those iced patches of the road, to be sure we could get there, and back safely! Fantastic night out.
Just before Christmas Mom and Dad showed Chris and me how to play Canasta again.
On our return, it didn’t take long to find others keen to learn a new game too. Two pleasurable evenings have been spent in the company of others mastering the skills of this new game. Can’t believe how fast time goes when your having fun, playing cards until the wee hours of the morning!”