I have been home nearly a week now and I am gradually beginning to piece things back together. I am getting used to the grey skies and the icy winds. I have already picked up a cold and my sun-burnt red nose has been replaced by a constantly dripping tap. I have made a start on removing all the spam comments left on my blogs by some idiot called "S" during a thirty minute spamming frenzy whilst I was away (this is the reason that I have had to re-introduce the annoying word verification process for comments). I am back on the diet after putting on countless pounds and there is a long and hungry slog ahead if I am to meet my new target and claim victory in my bet with my friend Harry. Amy is glad I am back and as we walk the frozen paths of West Yorkshire her little tail wags in enjoyment. But my mind is still back on the other side of the world, with the warm blue sea and the heart-warming sun. I console myself by converting some of my holiday photos into on-line jig-saw puzzles and piece together the memories. The process of slowly reconstructing such a pleasurable holiday is soothing and is - up to a point - helping me to live with my sore throat and runny nose. Beyond that point I have learnt to rely on a decent single malt.
To see the original image the jig-saw is based on go to my Daily Photo Blog.
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