Monday, March 3, 2014

Stopping for a breath








I've been quite distracted lately - so much going on and no time to stop for breath. It was one of those weeks when we seemed to be overtaken by events. I managed to rustle up a few snapshots from my phone to give a tiny flavour of the week just gone.

We had a couple of sunny days - almost a breath of Spring.  Badly needed now - it feels as if it has been raining for ever.

The Community voted to go ahead and apply to buy the Estate - this was a big deal, and such a lot of work went into the process. It means that we can now take ownership of the land we are living on, and can begin to build for the future. 

John was interviewed for a short film made by one of the government agencies on land buyouts - the livestock were very keen to have their voices gear too!

I am still harvesting wonderful carrots from the garden - beets and greens too.

J had a fall at school and he a nasty cut on his forehead. He was very brave, and a visit to the health centre and a few steri- strips soon put him back together. It's healing nicely and he is quite enjoying the attention.

It was the Communion weekend at our church, so lots of fellowship going on over the four days, and lovely friends over for Sunday Lunch.  
Wonderful trifle for dessert too. I hope to write more about that in another post.

I've also been very caught up in the important and exciting debate over Scottish Independence. There are some really good links on my sidebar if you are interested. 

So - on we go - full pelt into another week. Glad I've taken up running!

16 comments:

  1. Your poor son, so sad looking! I hope the busyness slows done a tad for you in the days ahead.

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  2. It's so nice to see you and hear all the news that is going on in your world.
    Poor little James, what a look. I am glad he is healing.
    Love seeing your carrots, mine are wee little things in egg cups at the moment, but it won't be long before harvesting will be taking place and I can't wait.

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  3. Those carrots look delicious! It is the middle of winter here, and boy, are we ready for gardening again! I can't wait to go outside without having to "suit up"! I hope the little guy heals up soon!

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  4. Phew you have been busy. Glad James is healing up well. And congrats about your community buy-out, that's a big deal. Thanks for the links on your sidebar. I recently read Lesley Riddoch's 2007 book about the Western Isles, which I found interesting although I didn't agree with it all. But as someone who helped Eigg with their buy-out, she knows a bit about what's at stake with island life generally, I think.

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  5. A busy week. Are you serious about running?

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    1. Yes - a friend and I are doing NHS Couch to 5k - for fitness reasons x

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  6. That is fascinating about your community and the buyout; we don't have anything like that in California, that I know of. Do tell more in future posts.

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    1. Yes I will do. It's quite hard to explain, but much of the Highlands and Islands are still owned by private landowners, going back to 1700s, so it's a big thing for us x

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  7. And you've had a haircut too!!

    Hope you have another good week

    San xx

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    1. Hi San - not for a month or so - it's tied back for my run x

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  8. Once again, I would like to tell you how much I do enjoy reading your posts and getting insights into what it is to live in a place so very different from my own city home. Over and over again, I realize that we have much in common (by we, I do mean all of us folks on the earth in this century) and it is a gift to trade information about our lives to discover all that common ground.

    I've not said this very eloquently, but I do think that you will get my drift. xo

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  9. Your life sounds rich and exciting at the moment. Hope your little one heels soon.

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    1. Sorry heals not heels, he definitely doesn't want heels!

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    2. Lol - yes heels would not be good. Thanks for the good wishes x

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  10. Thank you for the lovely comments and the good wishes for J. He is healing well and is none the worse for his accident xx

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