J & D > We’re falling back on our own resources, as the coronavirus crisis bears down on us. Thank heavens, that we own our own house outright, we’re without mortgage or other debt, and have good fertile garden soil and all the other the resources we need to grow much of our own food, and to live healthily and well!Continue reading →
Until even a few days ago, we would never – we could never ! – have believed that anything like this could happen – other than in a Holywood disaster movie! Yesterday, the Scottish Government announced that ferries to the Outer Hebrides will, until further notice, be limited to carrying only persons who are permanent residents of the islands, or key service workers !Continue reading →
J > We have a new building under construction on our croft, across the sea in Eriskay. It’s very close to the shore : in fact it’s less than ten metres back from the high tide line, and no more than three metres or so above it.Continue reading →
There’s plenty to get on with indoors. We’re busy enough that we can leave the weather to do its thing without worrying much about the mischief it is making. There’s already a good number of tasks on our lists that have been struck through – which is so satisfying! ; and one of those tasks was to complete the artwork for our new style guides, and use those to design and print posters at various formats and sizesContinue reading →
Jonathan > We knew the terrace leaked : the sum we offered for the house – the offer that was accepted – took account of that fact. That was nearly two years ago, and with each winter’s damp and frost the bare concrete slab of the terrace could only get worse. So that’s the most important job I’ve been attending to during my two-month stay here in Navarra, at Casa Los Fueros. Now Denise and I can think about adding more plants and pots to our terrace garden – the next time we’re in Navarra together.Continue reading →
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 →