I'm sitting here nice and cosy by the peat fire at my mum and dad's house, having done very little all day!
The reason for doing so little is quite simple.
We came across to the island last night on the very late ferry. The boat was due to sail at 11pm but it often runs late in the summer time when it is busy and so didn't set sail until about 11.40pm. This meant it was nearly 2.30am when the ferry reached Stornoway and we didn't get into our beds at my parents' house until 3.30am.
If that's not a good enough reason for a lazy day then I don't know what is!
We had such a beautiful evening drive over to the ferry.
From the mainland side the sea look lovely and calm as we watched the ferry come in at 11.
It was just after midnight, and somewhere to the far west it was still daylight.
Slowly, the boys all began to drift off to sleep.
Calum and his cousin are here....
James and two of his cousins slept on the floor, David had space on the sofa beside me.
Alasdair was last to sleep. It must have been about 1.15am before I got him to drop off and the only place he would sleep was my arms, which meant no snooze for me.
I'm not sure I remember bed ever being quite so welcoming!
Incidentally, my husband says he doesnt regret marrying an island girl :0)