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Monday 10 May 2010

Highland Spring

OK I confess, I've been away on holiday for the last week! I left you with some pix of Graemsay to keep you occupied ;-)

Got back on Sunday from a lovely week in Ullapool (very-North Western Scotland) among mountains - see photo above. I'll post more pictures later this week but I'm just trying to catch up on emails, work etc.

Returned to Orkney where it's COLD, and has just SNOWED!!

In true "Amazon" fashion - If you like reading about islands - you might also like Island life - the Blue Cabin Blog. This is by Michael Faulkner, a writer, who lives on Islandmore, Stanford Lough, an otherwise uninhabited island in Northern Ireland. His wife, Lynn, is an artist and her semi-abstract style is inspired by the landscape. Mike also sent me a link to a short video of a young seal pup who befriended them a while ago : YouTube video clip. Thanks to D for pointing me in the direction of the blog!


  1. Glad to hear your voice!

    One of our grandsons (age 25) may be working in Edinburgh this summer. I'll let you know if it works out, and maybe he can come visit you.

  2. Ooh yes do let me know if he wants to come up to Orkney to visit. Email me details if he does!

  3. Thank-you for sharing those Blue Cabin links Sian. I've really enjoyed browsing your blog. We made only one fleeting visit to Orkney itself a few years ago, and loved it, but used to spend summer hols in a croft on Lewis (Marvig, South Lochs) so your island life resonates. Snow! Can't believe it..

  4. Lord, we have had snow showers today too! Looking out the window at pink rhodies and green grass, it's hard to believe how ridiculously cold it is. Ho hum.

    I love your picture of the shifting cloud shadows near Ullapool. It makes me think of the open landscapes of old Westerns. Still never made it up to that part of Scotland - though we are thinking seriously of a week in Orkney this summer, if mum (i.e. me) can get her act together and plan something.

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  6. Michael - you're welcome. I love reading about your island life too - it's quite different from my own - we have a few more "mod cons"!

    dancingbeastie - do get in touch if you are thinking of visiting ORkney!