We have been given an award by Ruby Isabella Jones all the way over in Brisbane, thanks Ruby!
The award states that "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!" In other clearer words, "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
The award was started in Portugal and because of it's meaning we are going to award it to some of our far away readers. (there are more than eight, but we're sure it doesn't matter!) Like Ruby, we think it's so cool that we can read about other people and their pets and interests all the way around the world, they are like hi-tech pen-pals!
Honey in New Zealand,
Kess in Malaysia,
Cony in Argentina,
Paco & Milo in Italy,
Lenni, Vekku & Ressu in Finland,
Jazz & Dixie in Tokyo,
Dannan in Canada,
Emma & Levi in Cape Town,
Huey & Higgins in Hawaii,
Domino in Portugal,
The Harty Family in American Samoa
All of the above are doggy blogs apart from the last two, Domino's blog is about his creator's beautiful paintings (though they do have two lovely Beagles called Ema and Salvador) and the Harty Family's blog is about their life in American Samoa, it has beautiful photographs and it's interesting and funny to read. If I have missed you it was only due to lack of space, please help yourself if you want the award!
Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year when people go to Stonehenge to watch the sun rise, I didn't quite manage Stonehenge but I did catch a sunrise. It is also the day we remember those who perished in the Lockerbie bombing which happened on this day 20 years ago.
This morning we (Alfie, Gabbi & Mum) set off early down the infamous A9 to go to a show near Glasgow, Gabbi got a 4th and Alfie a 3rd. We didn't get any show photos, though some might appear on the SBC website as Gary (SBC webmaster) was there snapping away! We got some nice sunrise shots on the way down and the mountains still have a little snow despite the rain! These were taken at the Drummochter Summit which is 462m above sea level, the temperature dropped a whopping 6 degrees C as we climbed! There's the most amazing view of the Drummochter Pass but it needs daylight to be appreciated....we'll do that another day. Sometimes you can make out the herds of red deer that graze here, if it's a really cold morning look out for stags by the side of the road!