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Sunday, July 5 2015

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 learn to do when you live  […]

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Saturday, November 15 2014

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 a short walk.  The  […]

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Thursday, December 19 2013


Broughty Ferry - 1950's

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 that my Mum and Dad  […]

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Thursday, December 5 2013



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 Dad's  […]

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Sunday, March 10 2013

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  […]

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Wednesday, February 20 2013

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 view from  […]

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Wednesday, February 6 2013

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 summer it can take a  […]

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Wednesday, January 23 2013

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 of snow  […]

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Monday, December 17 2012

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":We haven't  […]

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Sunday, July 15 2012

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  […]

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Sunday, January 29 2012

Sunday Walks

With our visit to Tanera Mor on Friday I got a little behind with dyeing this past week, so I had intended spending the whole weekend in the dye shed, and I did - yesterday!  But today was just glorious, and I'm afraid the hills were calling too strongly for me to ignore.  My ignoring the dye shed  […]

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Saturday, September 3 2011

The Hills are Alive!

Not with the sound of music, no, but with the colour purple.  The heather has been glorious this year, and when you look from our house towards the hills they are shrouded in a purple haze.Heading up towards Water Loch today I kept stopping to take photographs, trying to capture the scene for you,  […]

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Friday, August 19 2011

Play Time

I know, I know, I should be tied to the dye pots, but I can't resist playing with my new camera.  So apologies in advance for a picture-heavy post.Can you tell what it is yet?:Yes, you got it, the inside of a sunflower:My favourite flower in the garden:Miss August:Promise of fruits to come:Some BFL  […]

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Monday, August 15 2011

Something old, something new

A couple of weeks ago we had a minor disaster.  My beloved and trusty Panasonic Lumix bridge camera took a dip in the sea.  And believe it or not, sea water and cameras don't mix.  I was pretty heartbroken, as that camera had been a trusty companion for some years and had been all over the place  […]

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Thursday, May 26 2011

Look what's arrived .......!

I am so excited.  The first batch of cards has arrived.  There are 25 different designs, all with their own envelope and safely kept in a cellophane bag.These will sell for £1.80 each or 6 for £10.00.  All the photographs have been taken by either Stevan or myself, and are only available through  […]

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Friday, April 8 2011

A Picture Postcard

You may recall, sometime back, I talked about getting some picture postcards made up, using some of our favourite photographs.  Well, it hasn't quite happened yet, but it is in the pipeline.  And instead of postcards I have decided to get some good quality cards.  Here is a little preview of some of  […]

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Thursday, July 8 2010

Yet another day off!

I know ... 2 days off in one week is extravagant!   But it was such a lovely, sunny day yesterday, and Stevan is on holiday, so we thought we'd make the most of the bright weather and go exploring again.We headed north, starting out on our journey along what visitors to this part of the world  […]

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Sunday, March 14 2010

Sunday Walks

I'm sorry - the blog has been a little dull of late.  But to be honest, we've both been so busy working on different projects that we have had very little photo opportunities or time to do bloggable things.  But today we set off for our first Sunday Walk together in absolute ages.  Of course, it was  […]

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Wednesday, March 10 2010

Just a rock

I've been searching the garden and the countryside for early signs of spring.  And while the daffodils are starting to poke their heads through the ground, they're having to contend with a very cold winter and hens this year, and they're not doing quite as well as they did last year.   The leaves  […]

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Saturday, February 20 2010

The White Stuff

The white stuff is back!  It's not thick, but it still makes for great photographic opportunities.  Yesterday we were out near Ardvreck Castle, and it was looking just stunning:Now, it's already been decided that this is one photograph that will be in next year's calendar, but which one?  The first  […]

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