Left : Old UK Passport issued 2010 – now cancelled.
Right : New UK Passport, just received.
The old passport has been cancelled by cutting the corner off the cover. Other than that, what difference can you spot?Continue reading →
Enaut’s birthday – and he’s twice as old as he was this time last year. That’s right – he’s two!Continue reading →
In Uist, roofs are kept low, simple and solid : anything else will result in disaster. TV antennae are installed within the roof void. As for Navarra, well anything goes, from higgeldy-piggeldy ancient, to the self-conscious contemporary.Continue reading →
J > It’s already two weeks since I travelled here to San Martín de Unx, Navarra, from the Outer Hebrides. I’ve travelled on my own this time. This year, no-one was availabe to the boots of us both. There’s building work to our house here in Navarra that needs my supervision ; so D has stayed home to look after all the animals (and lots of other things, besides, I hasten to add – before D does!).Continue reading →
J > Here’s Lur with our grandson Enaut (now nearly two years old), waiting for Catherine and I to finish fiddling with phones and set off for our walk up round the old castle ground up at the top of the hill, here in San Martín de Unx. But first we need to put shoes on Enaut!Continue reading →
Making bottled/canned tomato passata for our winter storesContinue reading →
J > Instructions from Denise : three items to the Hebridean Woolshed, to top up stock on display, and bring back an onion – a red onion from the patch near the compost heaps. Work and pleasure, combined.Continue reading →
The peas-and-beans harvests are in full swing, and it looks like it’s going to be a good year.Continue reading →
In the Outer Hebrides, starlings are generally resident year-round, and have developed into a sub-species of starling that retains its summer plumage throughout the year. As elsewhere, they are highly social creatures that flock together in large numbers as the sun sets. They often settle for the night amongst the trees in the walled garden, and on this occasion, having heard a lot of noise coming from the south-west corner of the garden, we went to the east bedroom to investigate.Continue reading →