Jonathan: Just back from Carrick, switching on systems, reading the meters and setting everything for guests arriving this afternoon for a fortnight’s stay. This is now the start of continuous lettings – currently through to September but almost certainly on into October. So for the next 7 months any bigger tasks on the to-do list (and there’s still quite a few!) will just have to wait! The photo here shows Askernish with repairs to rendering finished and ready to start painting: this time next week we’ll have finished painting and the first of 30 or more weeks of guests will be on the ferry to Uist. But with so many things to do in the garden and on the croft – many important things neglected as we’ve pulled out all the stops to meet our deadlines – I’m not sure there’ll be much of a rest. We shall have to see!