Furlough Fever Pt1

I am one of the lucky ones who has been offered full pay to stay at home during this Cornovirus emergency. I am lucky to have been protected, both as an individual and as an employee of the charity I work for. And I have loved spending time with my teenagers, finding out how they …

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A Longing for Lewis: Carloway Broch

Perched on a hill, overlooking the township and out across Loch Carloway is an Iron Age fortification over 2000 years old. Thought to be Norse/Viking in origin it has been inhabited across time, still acting as a stronghold in the 1600's before it was partly destroyed by feuding clans. Brochs are circular in construction, with …

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Lamb Tails

Such a joyous - but also worrying - time of year : Lambing. Our flock started a few years ago by taking in orphan lambs and bottle feeding them. One of those first orphans arrived in our kitchen for some warmth and formula and soon enough started bleating loudly to be taken out of her …

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