Posted by: glandorescilly | 25/12/2010

Update … at last!

Well, it’s been several months since I managed to update this blog and a lot has happened.

We said goodbye to our last guests in the apartments on Thursday 30th October and promptly departed ourselves on the same day, having grabbed the opportunity to change flights from Friday 31st October. The weather forecast was horrid, it was the beginning of the Scillonian half term and we HAD to get away to meet deadlines. So we headed to Birmingham.

Monday morning saw us heading north, flying from Heathrow to Keflavik Airport in Iceland for an amazing (and occasionally eventful!) nineteen day holiday. We had a fabulous time but it was very cold. We saw a LOT of snow including 2ft that fell in one night. Steve did half a dozen acrylic ink sketches (half indoors and half outdoors) and I took loads of photos.

Our hire car parked at the side of Icelandic Road 1

Travelling Snowy Icelandic roads

Having returned to Scilly towards the end of November, Christmas has arrived with frightening speed. Scilly had snow on the first couple of days of December which made for some wonderful photographs. It was an unusual sight and lots of islanders were out taking photographs (including me!)

Snow at Porthloo 2nd December 2010

Snow at Porthloo 2nd December 2010

I’m writing this on the evening of Christmas Day after a gloriously sunny but cold day. Scilly has been very lucky weather-wise and escaped almost all the bad weather on the mainland in the run up to Christmas. In fact, the islands have consistently been the warmest place in the UK for well over a week according to the Met Office. Fortunately family members managed to travel to Scilly for Christmas from Truro and Birmingham despite the appalling weather. So we’ve had a lovely time.

I took the panorama photo below on Town Beach on the morning of Christmas Eve (yesterday) and sent it in to Radio Scilly who featured it on their Radio Scilly Facebook page, which was nice 🙂

Town Beach, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly, on Christmas Eve 24-12-2010

Town Beach, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly, on Christmas Eve 24-12-2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Steve, Lois and family at Glandore Gallery and Apartments!

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