Thursday 27 December 2012
The day after Christmas is known in Britain as "Boxing Day". Throughout the UK this is traditionally the first day of the sales. Shopping malls around the country will be crowded, with queues for the car parks from well before opening. In Orkney the pace is a little slower. Some shops may be open but most will remain closed. Meanwhile on Graemsay we have no ferry running on Christmas Day or Boxing Day so there are no temptations of "retail therapy".
Instead I took a walk on the beach. As you can see above the Hoy Hills have a light covering of snow. Like icing sugar on a Christmas Pudding! Where's the Holly?!
It was a chilly day but fresh air was needed. Even for Princess Button!
The beach, as ever, was deserted.... just the way I like it
A snow cloud was heading our way
And as the sun set.....
And the moon rose.....
...it was time to head home for tea and toast!