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 […]

Christmas 2012

Unlike last Christmas, the weather today has not been too bad. A bit drizzly and grey, but at least we were able to get out for our usual Christmas routine of a walk in the hills.

Happy Christmas to all my family and friends. However you spend today, […]

Christmas anyone?

I would have to admit to being probably the most un-Christmassy person there is. I get worse as I get older. The forced jollity I had to endure at countless office Christmas parties has made me into quite a Scrooge-like bah-humbug. But if anything is going to put me in the Christmas mood it is […]

Christmas 2011

We tend to spend our Christmas in a quiet way. And in the last few years an essential part of our Christmas day has been having a walk in the hills. However this Christmas the weather has beaten us. With warnings of gusts up to 80 mph we thought that walking up high in the […]

Christmas already?

The weather has turned wild in Assynt – but early this morning I was up and off to Lochinver to get the rather cold looking (and feeling!) village hall ready for the Christmas Made in Assynt Fair:

Slowly folk started to arrive to set up their stalls:

and before too long the tables […]

The word that should not be heard until at least November

You know the word I mean …. it begins with C and if you’re anything like me you get extremely irritated when, in September, shops start bringing out the decorations, the cards, and all the food/chocolates/cakes/sweeties/rubbish we don’t need and if we thought about for 2 minutes would realise we didn’t want either.

But ….. […]

…Made in Assynt

Today was the last of the summer …Made in Assynt markets, and I was quite sad when, at 4.00pm, we all began to pack up our wares for the last time this summer. We still have the Christmas market to look forward to, and it will be a HUGE market this year (the biggest ever […]

Christmas Day Walk

Overnight on Christmas Eve the thaw began to set in. We woke up to green grass springing up through patches of snow, so the hens were a lot happier when we let them out of their hutch on Christmas morning.

We set off for a walk, but it is still fairly treacherous with sheet ice […]

Happy Christmas!

24th December 2010 – Stoer Bay

Wishing all my readers a very happy Christmas.

Stevan and I will be spending Christmas Day walking, eating, and enjoying time in front of the fire. I hope you get to do exactly what you want on Christmas Day […]

Christmas Spirit

What a lovely couple of days! All the stallholders at the Assynt Christmas Food and Craft Fayre put on a stunning show, helped along by the wonderful smells emanating from Stella’s mince pies and mulled wine / mulled fruit juice coming from the kitchen. Here is a small taster of the wonderful items on offer […]