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Field

No prizes

…for guessing in which field the horses have been grazing.

Owl

Fish and chips and owls

We’re driving in the Land Rover to the village when the Short Eared Owl appears over the fields with its white wing …

Swallow

Fledging

It won’t be long before the Swallows have gone – they’re Summer visitors here. I’ve spent another morning watching them feed. They …

Daddy Longlegs
Daddy Longlegs
Daddy Longlegs

Who’s the daddy?

This one definitely is. It’s a shame for the house that the double glazed unit has failed, water has got in and …

Noup Head Lighthouse in the Mist

Misty Noup

It’s a grey afternoon as I set out to cycle to Noup Head. I can’t tell you how many miles it is …

Noltland Castle
Noltland Castle
Noltland Castle

Noltland Mist

Noltland Castle is magnificent in the mist. The barrel vaulted kitchen is spectacularly rugged with amazing acoustics. I climb to the top …

Beetroot bonanza

Beetroot and Chocolate Cake

Just how many beetroot products do the three shops in Westray stock? There’s Baxters’ Beetroot in Redcurrent Jelly (Delicious with hot and …

Young Swallow clinging on

Clinging on

Families of young swallows are fledging and cling to the window ledges of Einar in the strong winds.

Destroyed by the wind

That reminds me…

…of when our trampoline blew away. The full gory story: The answer my friend

Ice Cream

I scream

It’s 14 degrees this afternoon. The Met Office say that it will feel like 11 degrees. I scream anyone?

Tatties for sale

Tatties for sale

I love some of the hand-made signs around the Island. I really must capture the duck egg box in one of my …

Beetroot

Full of purple earthy goodness

Okay. Name the first two flavours of fruit juice which come into your mind. That’s good. They were apple and orange juice, …

Note to self – if Westray folk say “I don’t mind” they’re not saying “I don’t care,” they’re saying “I don’t remember.” It’s the verb ‘to mind’ as in ‘to bring to mind’ or ‘to remember’. As in: “I can’t mind it at the moment”; and “Do you mind when it was?” It’s confuserous.

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Young Swallow

Twittering and chattering

It’s early in the morning and I can hear the sudden twittering and chattering of birds. It’s so loud it must be …

Heart Ring

Heart

She left her heart here.

Piano
Piano
Piano

Piano

The Hall’s inherited a piano :) Now where’s the band?!

There was only one woodlouse on my face flannel this morning. My worry is that they’re all still alive inside the Hoover … → 18 August, 2013

Einar Panorama

New camera, new panorama

It’s always upsetting when you break something. When you like cameras and you break a lens it also very upsetting to your …

Dusting

Dusting

Okay, so I admit I’ve got to do a bit of dusting around the house…

Note to self: when arriving and cleaning the kitchen for first use, always empty the toaster crumb-tray of woodlice before warming pitta to avoid that toasted woodlouse smell.

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