A busy day are you getting into the festive spirit?

I was getting sorted out for Christmas and a visit to a few people who I hold dear to me. I was away early to Aberdeen to visit Robyn and the “haar” mist was down as was the rain. It took over 2 hours to get to Aberdeen and the road was awful. All these lost billions of pounds in the oil years and the main road the A96 like the A82 is still very poor?

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We managed the jobs some shopping in a busy Aberdeen, city life is not for me and the shops were frantic yet we got things done had some lunch and I was glad to get it over. I dropped Robyn at the dentist poor soul and got out of Aberdeen before the rush. Thank goodness for the GPS!  I had a few presents on board and stopped at Inch to see my niece Judith and drop of a present and meet the boys who were so excited for Christmas. We forget how important it is to the wee ones. It was then to Elgin to collect Granny Vicky and Grandpa Gordon’s presents for Ellie Skye and Lexi.They live down South and I hope to visit them before Christmas and take them down.  Now granny’s spoil the kids and the presents look great the car full when I left after a lovely visit. I played the Snowman on the way home to get into the mood and as I emptied the car much to the interest of a few folk asking if Santa lived in Burghead? The wee house looks great with all the presents for the kids and my family and the fire on. It truly is a lovely time and all that matters is that the kids are having fun and my heart goes out to all those who will have a hard time at this time of year.

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I was just sorted and tea eaten when the door bell rang and Donald Watt my pal from Lochaber  Fort William popped in to say goodbye as he and Norah his wife head home today. We watched a great game of football and had a few drams and the usual war stories. A great way to end the day and now for the golf Christmas party today.

No hills just now but lovely to see the excitement build up for the kids and let them enjoy it as it can be gone so soon.

Stay young!

 

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Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist
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