Well, what a lovely Christmas. I wanted to write some grateful words, by way of simple thanks for what I have been given.
Of course, it is family, close by and at distance that we always think of at Christmas.
There was a bitter-sweet arrival at our house just before Christmas, in that we became custodians of a beautiful piano that belonged to a friend who is no longer with us. She left the instrument to a local church, who have no need of it yet, so it will live here until it is called in to communal action. This has meant that I have fallen in love with playing again, particularly with my own family. To the family who have lost, we offer our song.
I could mention other lovely things received, but instead, because I am so proud of her, here are some pictures of the present from Michaela, who made me a piece of art to celebrate my visit to St Kilda last year. It is stunning.
What a stunning piece of artwork – you must be so pleased with it, Chris. Michaela’s talent is enviable, and I know one ought not to envy, but I wish I could produce something that beautiful. Well done Michaela x
Happy new year Christine! Yes, it is lovely… but you are very creative yourself too! Michaela says come on up here and you can make some things together…
Would love to. I have been down in the south of England for Christmas and New Year visiting my friend, Sue. Bought myself a new car latter part of ’17 and this was the first long distance journey – Scotland is definitely the next! Can’t wait to see you all again. Xxxx
Wow that is beautiful!!