It’s all over for another year. I can get back to just simply grazing. Life can take on a sense of normality once more. Life is thankfully proving a little quieter. None of that heavy base beat every evening. It’ll be me and the other girls enjoying the delights of the machair. TMF 2017 is […]Read more "Just Ruminating"
They have a special outdoor viewing area at the Farmhouse Cafe in Balemartine here on the beautiful island of Tiree so that you can see me close up. Naturally I prefer what my mum gives me but I understand they serve great food and coffee (or tea). I love the outdoor life but the cafe […]Read more "Cafe Culture"
No! Not a weather alert. Rather a social media alert. “It has been 17 days since you lasted posted.” It is however not without cause. We had temporarily been away from Tiree. Our family had gifted us with a city break in Prague. Although only visiting that city for 4 days we were away for […]Read more "An Alarming Alert"
Mrs Life-on-Tiree had a responsibility in Baugh. (Baugh we have come to appreciate is pronounced ‘Bag’.) So, the opportunity was taken to walk along Tràigh Bhàigh. Once again it was a beautiful sunny day. It felt warm as there was hardly a breath of wind. Unusually the waves were not roaring in like an express train. […]Read more "Bag A Beach"
A Winter’s Tale of a beautiful winter’s day on the Isle of Tiree. Wintry weather came late to the island this year. Even today it has been so mild and still. No wind blowing round the house or lifting the slates. No hail playing a tune on the windows or roof. No wild waves or […]Read more "A Winter’s Tale"
Today Tiree has experienced a welcome break in the weather. No gusting winds! No sharp, shocks from intense showers! Just bright sunshine and amazing cloud formations. A welcome break indeed. With a young guest to entertain for the day the three of us headed out for lunch to the Farmhouse Cafe, Balemartine. Suitably refreshed the […]Read more "A Welcome Break"
. . . ‘I Spy’ . . . A game played by generations. Spotters’ guides written for British children, they were particularly successful in the 1950s and 1960s in their original form and again when relaunched by Michelin in 2009 after a seven-year gap in publishing. Tiree has its own popular series of spotter books […]Read more "Eye-Spy"
Lunch was enjoyed at the Lodge Hotel. Lunch over we asked our chauffeur, “Where would you like to go?” “The choice is yours!” It was a warm, sunny afternoon. Gott Bay was resplendent in the sunshine. Out in the bay there was a yacht lying at anchor. “The choice is yours.” “You’re only here a short time.” […]Read more "The Choice Is Yours"
At the West End of Tiree, in the township of Balemartine, you’ll find a real gem. The line of parked cars probably indicates that you have arrived at the Farmhouse Cafe. A renovated barn is home to the cafe made all the more attractive by the light, airy sun lounge with outstanding view towards Ben […]Read more "A West End Gem"
On a beautiful May morning we find ourselves seated round the kitchen table of Sunbeam Cottage enjoying a welcome coffee and delicious scones with hosts Colin and Susan Woodcock. From their window we look out across the single track road to their gallery and just beyond is the sea sparkling under a clear blue sky. […]Read more "Hebridean Inspiration"