Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cabin Fever

I don’t know how the Innuit deal with it, but there comes a stage during a stormy winter on Islay when even the islanders get cabin fever …now, in late December, we’ve reached that stage. We’ve had our third storm … Continue reading

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Island transport

The Islanders have made us particularly welcome on the isle of Islay. Twin boys – who would be about fifty – arrived last night with their mum by tractor. Jim drove, John squeezed in behind, and their mum stood, as … Continue reading

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About the blogger…

My name is Justin Ruthven-Tyers and I live on the Hebridean Island of Islay – world famous for making whiskies such as Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Caol Ila. I am here owing to a quirk of fate: ten years ago … Continue reading

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