I’m up early to light the fire, so that the room warms up a bit before writing. It is not actually my intention to post daily pictures of the frozen loch, but given the current weather, you never know! This was yesterday afternoon.
I’m still cold. I’m still moaning about the temperature (-9 yesterday, -3 today, so slightly better). But the beauty cannot be ignored.
Will another frozen loch appear here tomorrow? Well, it’s meant to snow today, so we’ll see,,,
In SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, Morragh uses the pink of a frozen pool to calm herself.
“I stop now to properly observe and feel the gentle pink shade of the water. I try to breathe it in, to let it take me. All calm. All calm. But pink is not what I sense in the dwelling beyond the water. There’s no calm to be found there at all.”
Having explored 16th century witch trials in THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR and 18th century child kidnappings in FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE, author Ailish Sinclair has now travelled far back in time to the Iron Age and the Roman invasion of Scotland.
From the provocative opening scene to the later dramatic and devastating events of the story, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is a book that will continually surprise, delight, and sometimes shock the reader. The novel features the beautiful hill of Bennachie, and the stone circles of Aberdeenshire along with the cliffs and caves of Cullykhan Bay.