Well, I have survived the traditional family-Christmas (just!), and am now safely back in sunny Edinburgh after a few days up in Aviemore to celebrate Hogmanay ... a very similar trip to last year, but much, much more snow this time around :-)
Believe it or not, this is Loch Morlich (above) - totally frozen and with a fresh covering of snow!
Four families braved Aviemore Youth Hostel this time around ... 8 adults and 8 kids in total ... and a good time was had by all.
Cairngorm Reindeer Herd was a firm favourite with the older kids, and some of the adults managed a bit of winter walking again ... but just look at those conditions :-))
2009 can only get better ... surely?
... once again, definitely a case of "back to work for a rest"!
... I am so looking forward to getting back to all those e-mails tomorrow :-(