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Animal from Vegetables
Animal from Vegetables
Animal from Vegetables

The best Animal from Vegetables

The best ‘Section 10 – Animal from Vegetables’ entries at the Westray Industrial Show 2013. Classic :) I just love the giraffe …

Spiral heart

Westray Junior High

The playground in the School has wonderful spray-painted decoration. That’s where I’m heading now, because it’s time for the Westray Industrial Show.

Rubbish

Rubbish

You do have to ask: why issue bins with wheels and flapping lids on an island where everything that isn’t tied, nailed …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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Piano
Piano
Piano

Piano

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

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 …

Meg

Meg

Meg. My new friend.

Knitted Puffin

Coypuffin

My Coypuffin :) I really wish I could remember where I bought this and who made it. Did I get it at …

Meg
Meg
Meg

Walking Meg

I’ve been suspicious of dogs ever since a Great Dane licked my face and crushed my testicles by standing on me as …

Minion

Minion

Thank you Lily for the Minion :)

Lubricate Well

Lubricate well

Lubricate this breaker well Tightened bolts prevent all rapping And be sure all parts are clean That’s the way to keep it …

Postbox Eyebrows

Postbox eyebrows

The hooded postbox. The rain in Westray is generally horizontal rather than vertical, apart from at the end; just before it hits …

Remote postbox

Remote

A postbox at the north end of the Island. Remote, I’d call it.

Warm nose

Warm noses

Lady is beautiful and eats delicately from my hand. Her nose is warm. Krummie wants to bite me and farts extravagantly for …

Back to the future

Back to the future

Very little has been touched in my house since the 1970s. The bathroom still has the original, now faded, bright orange, hand-made, …