Tag Archives: Island

Wellies, A Wet-Suit, And Wings

Wellies, A Wet-Suit, And Wings Although I’m a frequent visitor to the site of the Island christmas post-box (cards delivered by happy local volunteer ‘elves’, in addition to the normal postal service) I still managed to miss the post. So, … Continue reading

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If I Had Wings

If I Had Wings When walking on Luing, the island where I live in the Inner Hebrides, I imagine myself right up there with the hawks and eagles, soaring on thermals over ice-blue waters and ochre shores..and able to pick … Continue reading

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Botany For Beginners

Botany For Beginners Here on the island of Luing, in the Inner Hebrides, a great deal of the land is pasture grazed by the unique Luing cattle..of which more later. After a few months in residence (not IN the pasture) … Continue reading

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Deerly Beloved

Deerly Beloved This morning I stepped blearily out of bed to see a roe deer grazing on the small hill that forms one side of our new garden here on the island of Luing. She was no more than five … Continue reading

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One Happy Dog

One Happy Dog Getting to and from our island home involves a lovely ferry journey on the bonny blue Belnahua Ferry; we are often accompanied by the ferrymaster’s young dog. The ferry is as cheerful as the dog. As with … Continue reading

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Child’s Play

Child’s Play On precious days wrestled from the wind, and from whatever it carries with it, there’s a stillness about the island – like a liquer you could bottle. There’s a collective sigh of relief, in my case – a … Continue reading

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The Wonder Of Blue

The Wonder Of Blue From the blue of the ferry taking us across to our new home.. To the blue yonder. With the Isle of Scarba, hazy on the blue horizon.. Overlooking the small, sheltered inlet where the fish are … Continue reading

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