What a welcome! Our first full day back on the island has been marked by almost unbroken sunshine. After London’s hard pavements it is great to feel the sand and the springy Machair beneath our feet. After the smell of combined diesel and petrol fumes, it is so refreshing to breathe in lungfuls of sea […]Read more "A Warm Welcome!"
The February 2014 edition of the Scot’s Magazine contains an excellent article, ‘District Nursing on the Islands’ and subtitled, ‘derring-do and making do’. The author Stephen Riddell says, “Kate lives in Balleveullin a costal town* on Tiree, the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides … she is one of three community nurses covering Tiree […]Read more "The District Nurse"
It was exciting visiting the Mainland, spending time in Falkirk and district before travelling down to meet up with family in London. It was a real joy and pleasure to be able to join in celebrating our elder daughter’s 40th birthday, even if the celebration was a month late. Each member of the family is […]Read more "Arriving and Departing, Coming and Going"
Lord of the Isles (LOTI) Found at sea on the upper deck of the vessel. Was this a drunken sailor or lord? It certainly wasn’t sunstroke; not in the present extreme weather conditions. Or is there some other possible explanation? A careful examination of the site indicates that the prostrate body is lying under what […]Read more "Lord of the Isles"