The Dark Days

Hello! I have been reunited with my laptop cable and am longing to share my pictures with you.

School ran right up until Solstice this year so we kind of fell into the holidays, exhausted and in need of a recharge. Thankfully the rain gave us a reason to cosy up and slow down. Lazy mornings, pyjama days and delicious feasts.

After Christmas we headed up to Scotland to stay with Kat and her family.

Our visits together are normally a night or two at most so it was great to spend a little longer (although not long enough) hanging out together.

(Black & white images above edited with the Capturing Childhood Lightroom 4 Black & White Presets)

Our children took to communal living with enthusiasm and there is already talk of our next trip to Scotland.

I also got to go and meet a couple of my favourite bloggers Flannery O’Kafka in Glasgow and Amanda Kitschy Coo (below) in Edinburgh. Bittersweet in a way as I would have liked to talk to them both for at least three times as long as we had. Next time.

We made our reluctant way home having enjoyed the first proper break from working in the whole of 2012. 2013 already looks bright for the promise of more time dedicated to family, friends and feasting. Got to love the feasting.

Scotland, you did not disappoint.

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  • Reply Super Kat (@thatkat) January 7, 2013 at 7:30 am

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  • Reply kat goldin January 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    no matter how many times I see it, I LOVE that last photo even more!!

  • Reply Carie January 7, 2013 at 8:13 am

    That sounds like a wonderful Christmas break – and you found snow! I’m completely green with envy, I adore snow and it doesn’t happen half as often as it should around here.

  • Reply Heather January 7, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Gorgeous pictures (although the wig one is going to give me nightmares!). Welcome back x

  • Reply Lou @ Littlegreenshed January 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Gorgeous! Very jealous you got to hangout with such blogging babes! AND you saw snow!!!! x

  • Reply Suzie @The view from here January 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Sounds like you had the perfect break. I really love that third photo, spied it on your Instagram feed at the editing stage and just knew the finished pic would be a doozy – the colours, the light….oh my!

  • Reply Bristol Parenting Cafe January 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Awww….lovely pics Kat and like everyone else I have snow jealousy! I’m with you on this being the year I spend more time with the family (and not working at the same time!). Christmas was our first full week off and it was wonderful!

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