Those who were on the ferry to Stornoway last night (Monday 5 January) will be familiar with the sounds of children enjoying themselves - and with the sound of the crewmember asking their parents to stop them running around the ship and taking control of them please. Oops.
Your blogger has returned from a fortnight's spell away for Christmas and New Year, first time in 5 years I was not in Lewis for the festive season. Last November was the 4th anniversary of my stint in Lewis, and am still enjoying it. This week may see me around some of the island's cemeteries once more - carrying a film camera. Digital one is undergoing repairs after dying over Christmas. I would never have made the number of pictures I took with the digital camera (18,000 to date) with a film camera. That would have cost £5,000, not to mention the hours in the library scanning them all in.
Once more, best wishes for 2009.