Sunday, February 12, 2012

Seven Days


Where does the time go? I just don't seem to be getting any time to spare for my blog these days.  While that is fine, as I don't live to blog (or is it the other way around?) - I do like to come here and share my little thoughts about my world. Such a lot has been going on this week - here in the warmest part of Europe (yes, it is true!), and while I do have a couple of posts lined up for later, there is still time to share some of our everyday blessings and joys.

Like the way the morning sun floods into the living room, just where I like to sit,  inviting me to linger and have just one more cup of tea.


Or James learning use the sewing machine - all by himself.  Deep breaths Mama!


Enjoying a coffee in the Ionad Spors (Sports Centre) with a view of the climbing wall - and climbers ;)


The sheep coming home.


A wander around Stornoway on my own, on a beautiful still afternoon.


A community breakfast - such a great way to start the day.


And catching a lucky shot of our Coastguard helicopter, as it flew over the house - off on a rescue mission, perhaps.  They are such a vital part of our emergency services, and it is a real worry that the UK government plan to cut 50% of our coastguard stations.  Visit here to read more, and sign the petition against the cuts.

So - just a few random, but special moments from our days here on this blessed isle.  I wish you all many joys and blessings for the seven days ahead. xxx

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful...love the sunlight streaming into your room...beautiful.
    Scary isn't it the cuts the government are planning to make...will sign that petition.
    Much love and blessings to you.

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  2. Looks like a lovely little week. I love the community aspect that comes across in your posts, that's something really special.

    Mad isn't it cutting costs to such vital services, but only those on the coast realise how vital it is, perhaps if they moved Whitehall to a coastal region they may have some more respect for what the coastguard do. Off to sign the petition.

    Have reviewed our seven days, a lovely Sunday ritual :)
    http://blackhobbescat.blogspot.com/2012/02/seven-days.html

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  3. random, but giving us a balanced view. Thankyou

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  4. Bonitas fotos,me alegra ver tu blog.Un saludo de Sara

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  5. you have caught the light so beautifully in your picture. i feel like it's saying welcome to the new day and all it has to offer.

    i smiled when you said you were having a coffee watching the climbing wall. that is exactly what side of the glass you'd find me on especially if anyone was watching me doing the climbing business.

    best wishes for the week ahead.

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  6. Even if you only post one photo, I enjoy it. And if I lived there, I would sign the petition against the cuts. These services are vital for those of us who live in the country.

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  7. lovely photos as always. great shot of the helicopter. Community breakfast sounds fun!!
    here are my 7 days!
    http://wormseye-view.blogspot.com/2012/02/seven-days.html

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  8. Love the lighting in the living room! I would never leave there. I hope your next seven days are as good as the last seven days :)

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  9. I just love all of the book in your house...it's perfectly wonderful! looks like a sweet and very peaceful week:))

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  10. I want to come drink endless tea in your living room in that gorgeous sunlight! Much love x

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  11. Thank you for the view of Stornoway harbour! I spent many happy hours there, sitting in my Dad's car on a Saturday, scoffing chips for lunch (a long time ago).

    Your photograph of the light in the sitting room does it full justice - what a fantastic place to say hello to the day.

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  12. goodness looking at your photo of Stornoway harbour, looks so similar to Kirkwall harbour :) We have been so greatful the past few days that we no longer live in mainland Britain, we may get all the wind on the Western and Northern Isles, but I am glad we don't get those arctic temperatures, and deep deep frosts in the winter. Blaugh spoke too soon, it just started lashing it down with sleet lol there goes the sunshine for the next hour :)

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  13. Lovely post. I've been over and signed the petition, I heartily agree with you, it is a VITAL necessity. Hugs, xx

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  14. Your living room looks very warm and inviting Jacqui, I would have a hard time leaving the couch with all those books and warm sun.
    I can not believe how grown up James has become since reading your blog. He is such a fine and handsome young man and I hope soon you can find the time to share what he has been sewing; maybe he can teach me something!

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    1. TRacey - thanks - he was just sewing - my machine (which was my mothers) does lots of fancy embroidery stitches, so he was trying them all out - lol

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  15. Your wall of books is a delight. An insight. Book walls build strong homes.

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  16. You are such a good photographer, you really capture moments beautifully!

    http://oursimplegreenlife.blogspot.com/2012/02/7-days-in-pictures_11.html

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  17. Beautiful moments! Your living room is so inviting (I adore the wall of books!) and the photo of James sewing is so precious. And sheep photos always make me happy. Thank you also for sharing the photo of Stornoway... images like that feed my deep Scottish roots! xo

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  18. Hello! Really enjoyed browsing through your blog. I was in Stornoway for four months this time last year and other times to visit. Thanks for the shots of town!!

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  19. The community breakfast sounds like a great idea, and I love the hanging? quilt? painting? in your living room. Thanks for this peek into your week and your world. (Thanks also for your hilarious comment about the correct way to eat a Tunnock's tea-cake!)

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    1. Christine - thank you - you do need to know these important things. The quilt is by a local artist, I posted about it earlier in the year - Quilted tales i think the post was. xx

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  20. I fee the same about time to blog, likewise it's not a big thing in life but something I enjoy but finding little time or inspiration or something just now.

    Lovely catch up of the week, great to see J at the sewing machine, good life skills to learn.

    Have a lovely week ahead x

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  21. They've been cutting Coastgaurds for a long time now.
    I was an auxillary at Workington, it had 3 full-time men and a permenantly manned look-out, in communication with other look-outs along the Solway Firth.
    It closed many years ago, late 1970s if memory serves me correctly, and now there's no such cover on the Solway, it's all controlled from afar, Liverpool I think.
    Maybe some of the people who suggest these cuts should spend a bit of time on a fishing boat or with the lifeboat crew and see what it's all about.

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