Monday, 19 February 2018

Saturdays Soiree

The weekend was so uplifting, signs of Spring all around.   The ground bursting with new life as you can see the tips of green starting to poke through the soil.  Pregnant ewes all around and a glimpse of the sun, albeit for such a short time.  Ferries back to some normality and running to timetable such a joy after the southerly/south westerly winds caused havoc with the delay or cancellation of ferries which also included freight.  Mother Nature teasing us with hope and a little look at what is to come and then pulling back, darkening the sky and filling the clouds with rain.  Once again wakening to drizzle and an overcast morning.

Saturday we did have a trip out to do a top of shop, fruit and vegetables a priority.  We always have a stroll prior to going to the supermarket and notice something different each time we walk.  Saturday was no exception we stumbled across some more carvings.  This time seals across the road from the bus station.  We did check out the bus's as I am only a couple of months away from being eligible for a bus pass.




Outside An Lanntair there is a great replica of a Lewis Chessman also known as a Uig Chessman as that is where they were believed to have been found in the 12th century.


The Old Town Hall and its clock is always a joy.



The shopping done, we didn't call in for a fish supper we had a slow drive back and stopped off a couple of times to admire the views.  Upper Barvas is a great place to stop and admire the beach, the perfect location to drive down enabling Gerard to stay in the car. 






We weren't there long but it was amazing how quickly the view changed due to the dramatic changes of the skies.  The clouds darkening over us and the breeze building and beginning to blow  forcing the sea to crash along the rocks forming a foam along the edges.



Our final stop before warming soup and bread fresh from the oven was at Dell Mill.  Such a beautiful old building sadly falling into decay.  Its once majestic wheel now rusty.  I bet that old stone building would have a few stories to tell if only walls could talk.






Hope you enjoyed our little adventure.  I can put the kettle on and I have banana bread and a ginger cake in the oven if you'd like to stay awhile and chat.

See you soon.

40 comments:

  1. How nice to have a bit of a sightseeing adventure when you go to the shops! Nothing scenic around here when we go food shopping. I am having a coffee and virtual slice of your banana bread, thank you!

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  2. I always enjoy your adventures, the mill looks very interesting.

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  3. The scenery is so beautiful. I love looking at old buildings and imagining the people that lived and worked there. Those carvings are wonderful. I am just about to make a pot of tea for the morning. That bread sounds delicious.

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  4. I always enjoy your drives around the island.

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  5. I enjoy the scenes you shared from your drives. It is a lovely place and if I could, I would love to stay to enjoy your banana bread or a piece of your ginger cake!

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  6. Lovely pictures from a lovely place !!!!
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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  7. What a wonderful trip.
    I was wondering the other day.....when the ferries don't run do you get shortages in the shops or are they able to cope until the ferries start running again?
    Hugs-x-

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  8. Thank you for taking us along on your shopping adventure. The changable seas are so awe inspiring and I always enjoy looking at old buildings. I’ve never had ginger cake but I love banana bread. I wish we could sit and chat together.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Great scenic views on your outing.
    xx Beca

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  10. I enjoyed going along with you to shop and adventure. You are so lucky to live so close to the ocean.. I wish I did. We had some snow yesterday so it's very pretty today. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. This was a treat today, my friend.
    I enjoyed seeing the sights with you.
    You looked lovely for your outing!
    And after that, soup and bread must have been perfect.
    It is quite chilly, rainy, and dark here today.
    I had a funeral to attend and a quick stop for produce before coming home. Now we are snuggled in. : )

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  12. What a super trip to do shopping. Love the carvings of the seals and the chessman:)

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  13. What a lovely day in your world. The skies there are quite pretty and ominous as well. I enjoyed seeing you greet us in the beginning--you look darling. We're having another cloudy rainy day here, but we're warm and cozy. I made a big pot of spaghetti sauce. ♥

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  14. Great scenery on your shopping adventures. Your soup sounds lovely. I quite fancy a slice of cake, today when I worked in somebody's house, they cooked cake! Well, the smell was divine. Cathy x

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  15. I very much enjoyed sharing your weekend trek, Lorraine, and it is sad about the old mill building being left to a slow decline. The skies did look rather threatening so going home to soup and bread sounded wonderful!

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  16. I like your market basket, and what lovely views of the sea! Oh, and I'd love to sit down for a cup of tea and chat. Next time I'm in the Hebrides ... ha ha. :-)

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  17. You manage to pack a lot into a morning's shopping trip! As I looked at the pictures of the sea I could almost feel the cold wind.
    That stone mill is quite impressive.
    I made banana loaves today too!!

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  18. Thanks for taking us with you. It's always fun to get a look around your part of the world.

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  19. I enjoyed coming along on your great adventure, the photos are wonderful. And, you know, I have some pieces of chess that I bought at the British Museum that look a lot like that big fellow.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Seems you had great time, all places are beautiful and pictures are amazing!!
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  21. How lovely that your trips for shopping turn into such an adventure, so much to see and such beautiful scenery. Yum, ginger cake, I could be tempted.

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  22. What a wonderful place to live in. I love watching the changing season but I must admit I'm ready for Spring. No signs of it here yet except for the wildly changing weather - rain, snow, ice, fog, thunder, lightening, sun. I love the chessman. I'm glad you were able to get out and about and glad the winds have calmed enough for ferries to resume.

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  23. I'm glad you could get out. Thank you for sharing with us your trip to the shops and the interesting things you saw along the way. I hope your husband is feeling better. It's good that you can both rest up in between your times out-and-about on your beautiful island.

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  24. When you see those little green shoots poking out of the ground you know that relief is in sight!

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  25. Oh, yes, I would love to have a chat with tea and cake, thank-you! Wonderful to see the beautiful little village and dramatic sea-scapes on your drive home. The old mill is quite mysterious and intriguing, nestled into the hillside. I love your shopping outfit, too - very cute! I hope the wind settles down a bit for you. We had a surprise snowfall and it is very cold. My poor primroses are shivering! Thanks for taking us along! xx K

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  26. I do always enjoy your little adventures. The scenery is like looking through a story book.

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  27. I love the way you describe your surroundings. Your first paragraph would have received an A from your Creative Writing teacher. Reminds me a little of Gladys Taber.

    Love banana bread, but tell me about ginger cake. Is it what Yanks call gingerbread, made with molasses, ginger, cloves, etc.?

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  28. If only walls could talk, indeed! I love those heavy, heavy rock walls. There is something there that calls out to my heart! Lynn

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  29. What a wonderful time you must have had. Love all of the snaps you took. Hope you're doing well and thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. Looks like a wonderful place to be! I really enjoyed taking this "walk" with you, please continue to post these lovely photos! Have a wonderful evening!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  31. Thanks for taking me along on your trip. I like the old mill photo. Yes, if the wall could talk! I'm up for a cup of tea as well! I'm going to turn my kettle on right now! Chilly and need some inside warmth and a treat before it's too late. Have week my friend! x

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  32. I love those old stone buildings and wonder about the stories they could tell, too. What a beautiful drive you have to pick up your groceries. After thinking spring was on the way 10 days ago, the temperatures dropped and today we had 4 cm of snow with another 5 cm predicted for tonight. Will there be a school cancellation? I doubt it.
    Tea and cake sounds like a lovely idea.

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  33. you are living the dream :) Thanks for taking me on an outing and what fun!!

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  34. Looks like a beautiful drive ! unfortunately I have internet problems and difficulties to see the pictures and comment. Sorry. Wednesday I fly home into the cold ...

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  35. A kettle on and ginger cake, banana bread? My heavens that sounds so good, I wished I live close. Beautiful drive and the stormy sea with waves crashing into the rock is right up my alley as the old saying goes. I love visiting the sea and hear those pleasant sounds. Love your post and a Happy Week end wished for you ahead.
    betsy

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  36. I love having my bus pass. Those clouds look very ominous, definitely soup and bread weather and yes to ginger cake :-)

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  37. Looks like a wonderful place :D

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  38. Great photos with a sprinkling of Sun too. I went to see the Lewis Chessmen at the British Museum, they are so full of character.

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