We have had a really beautiful day today, sunshine, some wind but we are getting used to that, blue sky and, bonus, the washing dried in double-quick time. By comparison the weather reports from the south coast, particularly Dorset, are dire. Wild seas and the beaches are dangerous places to be.
This is not gloating or anything but North Berwick's east beach today was lovely. Bass Rock sat and basked in the January sunshine. There were a few dog walkers on the beach and a mum with her two little girls. Their bright pink and red coats reflected in the wet sand and they were running around squealing with delight as their kite flitted back and forth in the sky.