A Note To Self

It’s one of these mornings when it is on the wild side. The sky is a dismal grey and it is wet and windy. Thankfully the morning plane landed. However, today’s ferry is cancelled. On such a morning it is easy to suffer memory loss. To forget the beautiful days of sunshine in the past […]

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Spoilt For Choice

I am only 11 miles long. At my widest I am about 5 miles wide. At my narrowest I am less than 1 mile wide. I am told that I am shaped like a lamb chop. (I am not sure if I find that last phrase flattering.) But, let me tell you straight, ‘I spoil […]

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One Sunny Day

Saturday 20th January has been one sunny day. It is especially noticeable after a week of wild wintry weather. The week has included high winds, hail, snow, frost and today sunshine.     We escaped the worst of the named storms that have hit the UK during the week. We also saw little of the […]

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Quiet Beauty

In many ways the island is quiet at present. In other ways there are many events taking place. After all it is a busy time for Santa and his island helpers. At times during this past week there has been a swell running. Standing outside our front door you can hear the waves breaking. There […]

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Good Morning Tiree

It’s Show Day on Tiree. Historically the show has enjoyed sunny weather. What will the weather have in store today for the show? With the Friday morning ferry to catch we wake up early. We have still the final packing to complete. But we don’t need to be up this early. It is only 4:45am! […]

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The Cloud

Clouds are fascinating. Clouds transform the sky Clouds can block out the sun or a sunset. Or clouds can enhance a sunrise and a sunset. An often heard remark is, “I don’t understand this cloud thing.” These days the reference is usually a reference to data storage. The clouds above store water or ice until […]

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A Winter’s Tale

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 […]

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