Hope you enjoy our January photos.
We just love it when the waves are taller then we are !
it's a bit like being thrown around in a washing machine.
thank you Janette for this photograph
On and around the croft
Tilly has taken to pinning down her tail
so that she doesn't lose it
and hiding at the top of the log store in the kitchen
just to annoy Wilma
who believed that with enough effort and time
she could reach her !
then they just settle down together for a quiet half hour
making the most of January sunshine and blue skies
My first attempt at spinning using a drop spindle,
very lumpy !
a further attempt produced a not-so-lumpy yarn,
this is what you might call an "artisan" yarn
but it'll be a long time until I spin enough for a jumper!
It does make you appreciate the processes and the skills
involved in making a hand-crafted garment.
A few of us have started to go walking and exploring
and have discovered Achtercairn, near Gairloch
with it's ancient round house sites
and hearth stone dating back to 477BC
a derelict watermill at Second Coast
a cave at Laide
a colony of more than 60 seals on the rocks here
at Mellon Udrigle
a beautiful, almost golden egg, stone
on the circular walk at Mellon Udrigle
and a heart-shaped mini pond
Our friend Karen forwarded this next item to me,
knowing that I would find it amusing ,
Book of the Month
I'm still trying to get to grips with this one.
A little piece of history,
inside a crofter's house in the 1930's, not so long ago !
photo courtesy of Highland Folk Museum
Greta is a 15 year old Swedish girl and if you haven't heard of her yet I don't think it will be long before you do;
she is a powerful speaker and is taking on governments
to act on climate change.
A bit of fun
A bit of fun
Quote of the Month
"The secret to living well and longer is :
eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
love without measure."
So with more snow on it's way it's time to take Tilly's lead and take it easy for a while
and curl up with Wilma by the fire
keep warm and happy until next month,
wishing you a cosy February
Malcolm and June