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Stag in the Garden

I went to the Barber Shop in Lochgilphead, on the West coast of Scotland, and as I walked through the door the Barber – a Glaswegian in her forties who doesn’t suffer fools gladly called out: It’s appointments only on a … Continue reading

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Early warning…

We were walking the dog around the Loch by torchlight the other night, up on the moor, when he started barking to let us know he’d ‘found’ something. We followed the noise, caught up with him, and there the torchlight … Continue reading

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Pass in the night…

Linda wasn’t up to a voyage, so Mr Chesworth came up along, instead. We left Lagavulin at six one morning, sails up – no engine – and wafted silently out of the harbour. I looked back often at our Hebridean … Continue reading

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Holiday of a lifetime…?

Last year we accidentally spent an evening in a caravan park entertainment facility in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, where static caravans – thousands of the buggers, all in rows – are let by the week …those which are not cherished second-homes. … Continue reading

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For people who love the sea, at Christmas…

Earlier in the year one of the Whisky Distilleries here on the Isle of Islay had an open day and invited me to be one of their attractions: they suggested I park my sailing boat at their pier, invite their guests … Continue reading

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Hebridean Bandit in the house.

When I woke up this morning there was a ferret in the house – well, what I thought was a ferret. Yesterday there was one outside the window – for about an hour. Even so you couldn’t get a good view … Continue reading

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Blind helping the blind.

On a walk, if there are no hares to chase, Scooter amuses himself by provoking bulls and then stands behind me for protection when things turn nasty. I’ve saved him from drowning; stopped him from trying to eat an Adder, … Continue reading

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Olympians flock to the Hebrides…

That was my sis, on the phone.  You know, my twin sis – the one whose Birthday I always forget. Although we are separated by hundreds of thousands of miles we like to stay in touch via the baked-bean cans … Continue reading

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It’s stress… but not as you know it.

The Stressful Hebridean islands. I love shopping in the Hebrides.  It’s all part of the lifestyle. I was down at the Co, as we call it, standing third in line at the checkout having browsed the empty shelves and had … Continue reading

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…crunchier than a stack of poppadums

If, like me, the current economic climate has renewed your interest in spring cleaning down the back of your sofa in the hope of finding a penny dropped in some un-remembered season of abundance, you’ll love this week’s money-saving recipe. … Continue reading

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