Yes, we're still here in snowy Aberdeen and it's freezing.
We were looking forward to getting home to the (slightly) warmer weather and preparing for Christmas. In fact, we had actually set off on our journey back to Hull to catch the ferry, but luckily had only got as far as Edinburgh. That evening we received a phone call to say Eric's Mum had fallen in her flat and she was being taken to hospital.
The next morning we drove back up to Aberdeen in ridiculous conditions (at one point we couldn't see the road and nearly had to abandon the car) but managed to arrive eventually. It turns out she has had a stroke which has affected her left hand side, not badly, but she doesn't have full use of her arm and leg. The doctor is fairly confident they can regain some, if not all, of that by therapy, so we're just keeping our fingers crossed.
Obviously we had to cancel the ferry back to France, but hope we can get back by new year if all is well. Once she leaves the main hospital to go for convalescence and ongoing therapy, we may be able to think about it.
In the meantime, hope everyone has a good Christmas and New Year.