I am enjoying a very welcome break at Port Appin on the west coast of Scotland. While the rest of the country seems to be covered in snow, here there is lost of green around. It is cold - lots of ice on the ground and the seaweed on the beaches crunches underfoot because it is frozen. There is snow above about 500ft but at sea level it is lovely.
This afternoon I enjoyed a pleasant walk on the island of Lismore while my husband stayed at the hotel working on the new Anna Macneil website. The big change is that I am going to have an online shop. You will still be able to commission things in the colour of your choice but there will be things ready for purchase and "add to basket" buttons with a Paypal checkout. It will probably be a few more weeks before it is polished up enough to put it online, but we have got the basis set up. In the meantime, you can still visit the current website and use the online order form. I will be back home tomorrow and able to make things and post them out.
I will need to come back here in the summer months and take the car across to Lismore as there is much to see. This afternoon I only managed a short walk around the northern tip of the island where the passenger ferry comes in. It gets dark quite early and by 3.15 the sun was already below the hill and it was bitingly cold. There is a good website for the island and it looks as though there is lots to justify a longer visit.
Tomorrow we head back up the road to Inverness to find out just how much snow there is. It is certainly unusual for us to have such a prolonged spell of cold weather, but more pleasant than wet and windy weather.