We have had a nice peaceful Christmas and today I joined some friends to walk up Benachie and blow away some cobwebs, take in the air and also attempt to loose some of the extra pounds that have crept upon me.
We have decided to install a new kitchen. The present one is 25 years old and starting to show signs of wear. But we are not just installing a new kitchen, we are moving the kitchen. This means there will be a lot of work to do that involves fitting roof window, a patio door, replacing the floor and installing new plumbing and electricity. Its going to take approx 6 weeks for all the work to be completed. The "real" work starts in January but the Velux roof window was installed last week. This will give more natural light to the new kitchen area along with the new patio doors that will be installed once the sink and dishwasher are removed.
Here is the first job showing the Velux window installation work.
I have put a link HEREto show the ongoing and completed works in another BLOG if you are interested.
More than 1,500 running Father Christmases took part in the Great Scottish Santa Run in Edinburgh.
Event organiser, Margaret Rowarth, said of the run, in aid of children's charity "Wish Upon a Star":
"It has been a fantastic day. There have been more Santas here than we could ever have hoped for - we had more than 1500 registered this year, where as last year there were only about 400. The atmosphere has just been electric and everyone has had an amazing time. We've managed to triple the size of the event this year, so who knows what we might manage to do next year."
But Edinburgh still has some ground to make up if it wants to set the record for the most Santas in one place at one time. The current record is held by the city of Bralanda, Sweden, when 2,685 Santas paraded through the streets!