Work has started on getting our new studio ready to move into. One of the drawbacks of this move is that I will have to become a commuter again - something I have not done for many a long year!
However, on a lovely spring day like today, there could be a lot worse ways to drive to work. The road from Inverness to Inchmore is along the shores of the Beauly Firth. Just as I was leaving Inverness - over the railway bridge at Clachnaharry, I was met with a wonderful view of the end of the Caledonian Canal, so I pulled into the lay-by and dug out my camera.
A little further along the road I stopped again and looked back towards the Kessock Bridge.
Then, once I was at the studio I found a few more things to photograph, like the front of the building and then as I stepped into the studio, the texture of the wooden threshold caught my eye. The building is very old, and you can certainly see something of this in this piece of wood.
It was lovely to be out on such a beautiful day, so I walked around a bit taking more pictures - the view I will see out of the windows once we are working here, and then from the next lane, a view looking back at the studio through the trees.
I don't suppose that every day will be as lovely as today - nor will I normally have time to stop and enjoy it. It would not surprise me if we still have winter weather to come, but today was full of the promise of spring and encouraged me to look forward to the next few weeks of hard work whole we get the studio in shape.
A good bit of news yesterday was that BT confirmed my telephone number and connected the line - so if you need to contact us at Anna Macneil, the new number is 0(+44)1463 831567. Email and web address remain the same. The postal address is: