That Moment of Stillness

I heard someone on the radio today describe the period between Christmas and New year as that “little moment of stillness”. And so it is. The mad rush of Christmas is over (did you really need all that food/last minute shopping/that extra packet of biscuits/the partridge?!) and the Hogmanay celebration is yet to come. […]

Deer Hunting

Before you leave the blog in disgust thinking I’m talking about deer hunting with rifles, let me put your mind at rest. This is deer hunting with cameras only! At this time of year the rut starts, and as a result it is quite common to see one large stag with a harem of […]

Same View, Different Day

Next year I’ve been invited by my brother in law, Russell, to join him at the Mothers Day Classic in Brisbane to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. After confirming with him that I didn’t actually have to RUN, I agreed that if we could match up dates then I’d do it with him. In […]

Work, Wildlife and Yarn Notes

This past week has just flown by in a flurry of work. There has been much yarn dyeing in preparation for Yarndale which is now looming. I have much work still to do for this event, but it is also the first event where we will try out the new trailer!

Stevan has worked […]

Our little hard working Wrens


We’ve been watching our wren’s nest very carefully while keeping a respectful distance, and we have been so happy to see the young wrens appearing at the entrance to the nest and seeing the adult wren flying back and forth, almost constantly, keeping them fed and removing the faecal sacs from the next to […]

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 […]

Mid-week Treats

We have had the calmest of weathers over the last few days. It has been stunning. Blue skies, an almost-warm sun shining, and no wind. My drives to the Post Office have been slow, as I keep stopping to take pictures of Assynt which is showing her calm side at the moment. This was the […]

Almost time to pack my bags again

This evening I head back to Scotland. I have had a wonderful time in Australia with my family and of course I’ll be so sad to leave, but I’m heading home which is always welcome. I know there will be Stevan, 2 dogs and 5 hens that will be pleased to have me home.

Yesterday […]

G’day from WA

I’m in Perth at the moment, spending a few days with my sister Sheena.

We’ve had a great time walking, talking, eating (I’ve discovered that I’m rather partial to lemon curd and pistachio muffins! If anyone has a recipe …… please let me know) and whale spotting.

Our first walk involved Bob, another new […]

More Autumn Colour

We took the opportunity to soak up a bit more autumn colour today. For some reason the colours really have been spectacular this year.

At this time of year, most walks are accompanied by the sound of the rut. The noise the stags make is unmissable and unforgettable. The noise echoes through the hills, and […]