Glorious Weather

I really try very hard not to complain about the weather – after all you don’t live this far north for the weather. But I would be the first to admit that our spring and summer this year has not been the best. Wet, cold and windy just about covers it.

But something you […]

Autumn Light

At this time of year, on sunny days, the light can be fabulous. Taking time to appreciate the light really can help on driegh days when everything seems grey and miserable.

Lexie has been pretty poorly this week, so Peggy and I were on our own today when we took to the hills for […]


What a busy few weeks I had while in Australia. My time there just flew by, and I can hardly believe that I am already back home. Now I just need to get over the jetlag and I’ll be feeling almost myself again.

While I was in Brisbane we spent some time going through photographs […]


Today began with the retrieval from the back of a cupboard of a suitcase. A simple, old, rather battered, heavy brown suitcase.

I knew that the suitcase held many memories and lots and lots of photographs, but I hadn’t expected to find so many treasures.

Soon the lounge floor in my Mum and […]

Sunday Walks

After last Sunday’s lovely walk it has been an “indoors” kind of week at Lockhart Towers. I’ve been huddled over dye pots, trying to get everything I wanted done for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival next Saturday, and Stevan has been hunched over Old Scots texts dating from the 1540’s, trying to translate them into more […]

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 […]

No, I’m NOT house hunting!

To ensure no rumours start to arise out of my last post, we are NOT house hunting!! But I can tell you no more than that just now.

Our drive to and from the little Post Office in Lochinver takes about 15 or 20 minutes, depending on weather conditions and the time of year. In […]

Highland Light

I was pretty occupied today dispatching the first lot of orders for Heather’s GOLD and dyeing up the next batch for orders which came in yesterday and today (and which will go out on Friday), so Stevan was on his own today when he took the dogs for their walk. We’ve not had the quantities […]

One of my favourite spots

It is always difficult to say “this is my favourite spot” or “this is” – the most I’ll say is that “this is ONE of my favourite spots”. If we head up the hill behind our house, and keep going up and up and up, we arrive at what we know is “my loch”:


Sunday Walks

June was an incredibly busy month, and as a result Sunday Walks went on to the backburner for a few weeks. But today we ignored the gathering black clouds above Clachtoll and set off for a Sunday Walk. We took our usual, favourite route which means we climb very quickly and before long we’re out […]