Monthly Archives: January 2012

Wild Goose

You may be surprised to hear from me again after eating that raw sea urchin – but my urge to bring you another installment of how we live on a Hebridean Island has pulled me through. Sea urchin doesn’t form … Continue reading

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You’ll wonder how I eat…

My early attempts to find work on the Hebridean Island of Islay were not  promising. There are barns attached to the farmhouse in which we live which have accumulated decay since the days when the farm was last a dairy … Continue reading

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Yes but… how do you live?

The question most on my mind, whenever I hear that someone has moved to a remote Scottish Island, is how do they live? So I find myself in a strange circumstance – without ever having found the answer to that … Continue reading

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Otter in the chicken shed?

A month ago we had sixteen bantams… today we’ve got three. Fresh feathers blow back and forth through the barns – but no bodies… just a head; once. On the mainland, if a riot breaks out in the chicken coup … Continue reading

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Remember Summer?

It stopped raining in the Hebrides today – for nearly an hour – for the first time since last September. Early in the new year The Met Office, was boasting on behalf of Eskdale Muir, Scotland, that they had had … Continue reading

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