Little Assynt

It has been a grim few weeks in the UK, and one has to be careful not to let events overwhelm. Self care is vital, and for us that includes leaving the laptops at home and heading out for walks. We did a long, rough walk on Sunday, and as Peggy is the respectable age […]

Monday Walks

I know I’ve said this before, but being self employed means that if the weather is absolutely glorious it is a crime not to take advantage of it, sneak off for a good walk, and then catch up with work when the weather isn’t too good. And, with snow and cold weather forecast for next […]

I took a day off

I have been working flat out for the last 10 days, trying to catch up after being laid low with a horrid cold after Yarndale, and so when it looked like the weather today was going to be rather lovely, I took the day off. One of the perks of self employment!

After an […]

20-something years ago

Okay, maybe that is pushing your credulity to the limit, but some years ago on this day, I had my first birthday party, surrounded by my sisters and my Mum, with my Dad behind the camera:

Today’s birthday was also spent outdoors, but in a slightly different environment. We headed up to The Bone […]

Yet another beach day, and an exciting development

The glorious weather continues in Assynt, and it was yet another beach day today. But only after a rather important trip to Lochinver Post Office to post off a huge box of yarn to Knockando Wool Mill – some time next week a big box of colour will be arriving at the Mill. As usual, […]

Glorious June

This is a very special time of year in Assynt. The flora really begin to come into their own, and if you’re lucky as we have been this year, you get an extra special display of wild flowers in June. During May we were treated to a bumper crop of primroses before the numerous bluebells […]

Assynt Walks

Lexie’s long term paw problems have meant that we’ve had to explore areas of Assynt that offer easier walking, and in many ways this has been a really good thing. We’ve finally got around to exploring bits we’ve been meaning to explore ever since we moved here permanently 6 years ago!

There is a fantastic […]

On Holiday at Home

At the beginning of this week the weather was awful! Really awful! We had gale force winds and torrential rain interspersed with hail. The wind was from the north at times, making it bitterly cold. At times working in the dye shed was a little frightening – although fortunately the shed is incredibly sturdy and […]

A bit of weather

Looking back through recent blog entries, I seem to be a little obsessed with weather at the moment. We always joke that we have our own little micro-climate in Clachtoll, but during the last week it really has felt like that. Just a mile away in all directions there have been storm clouds and reports […]

Summer has arrived in Assynt


Cooling off


Lexie’s Loch


Heather is in full bloom

So much to photograph


My legs are showing!

Bog Cotton


Summer Meadows