Christmas and Hogmanay

January 10, 2010

After having my exams in December it left me with no work to do over the Christmas break, a nice change compared to the last 4 years. I headed home for Christmas and managed to just avoid all the chaos at the airport that the weather was causing. It was nice to see everyone back home and spend a relaxed week back there in the snow.

For new year I headed back over the border with Christmas presents in hand to Edinburgh. I’d managed to get hold of a cheap train ticket at the last minute and thought I had to spend Hogmanay here whilst I was living in town. A large number of the Triathlon club were back in town and hosting a party which went down well. We headed for a meal on the Royal Mile before heading to the street party and the fireworks.

After taking a long time to wake up on New Year’s day I managed to drag myself back to the train station to head back down to England and to the Lake District to meet up with some old friends from Manchester. Another winter wonderland awaited and while some of them were crazy enough to go kayaking in the snow, we opted for a gentle walk to the next town through the snow along a riverside path. There we found a cafe for a much needed lunch before heading back at a leisurely pace.

Whilst out walking in the Lake District

I wasn’t in the Lakes for long and soon I was back in Edinburgh, continuing my search for jobs but also finding time to climb Arthur’s Seat among other fun in the snow before term starts again tomorrow.

Atop Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh