Friday, 6 April 2018

Everything Changes

After such a wonderful weekend, yesterday we awoke to snow.  Only a slight covering but enough to make me feel cold and run to the log store.  There is nothing nicer than sitting in front of the stove with a good book and a warming bowl of soup.  The soup recipes remain very much the same with the exception of a reduction in salt.  We are now using reduced salt stock cubes as suggested by the British Heart Foundation, they have some very good recipes.  I attempted a recipe over the weekend for a lemon cake using yogurt which was a treat.  Gerard's weight is fine but I am overweight so healthier choices are now been made.




The snow disappeared as quickly as it came and gave way to a beautiful sunny day albeit a little windy.  I managed to get the washing dry to add to the ever growing pile of ironing.  Today is dark and rainy so the ideal day to get it done.  We did get a couple of feathered visitors.


    I did get a little waylaid yesterday with a little stroll around the lighthouse.









It was cold but quite calm and a joy to watch some of the birds in the crags.  The weather is so changeable here going from one extreme to the other in a matter of minutes.  Last week on our trip to Stornoway it was like a Summers day, the sun shining brightly and feeling quite warm.  We felt that the long Winter was finally over and that Spring was starting to emerge.  We had our usual stroll around the harbour enjoying the different aspects of the Castle in the distance and choosing a boat for our little adventures.  We weren't tempted by the Fish and Chip shop despite the wonderful aroma but instead opted for the fresh fish shop and came back with a wide variety of fish for the freezer.







Then onto Ann Lanntair for the exhibition of New Photographic work from Scotland and the Nordic countries by female practitioners.  A collaboration between Dr Katherine Parhar of Wildfires and FOCAS Scotland, Alex Boyd of Ann Lanntair and the Flow Festival of Photography. 

I found it quite thought provoking as we explored the different images.






For such a small Island we are certainly blessed with so many events going on.  Now that we are not going away I intend to explore the different workshops that are going on.  Lambing has started, it is a joy to see new life in and around the many local crofts.  I will be out and about to photograph them as soon as it stops raining.  I am definitely a fair weather girl.

As always I am thankful for your lovely comments and well wishes.  I am trying hard to catch up with you all so if I haven't visited I will very soon.  Take care.

See you soon.

40 comments:

  1. It's like all four seasons in one day at the moment, snow in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon. We had a beautiful day yesterday but it's dull again today. It does sound as though there's plenty going on around you to keep you occupied.

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  2. You get such interesting exhibitions, how wonderful.

    I think anyone could find themselves getting distracted and finding themselves wandering off for a stroll with so much to see.

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  3. You live in such a beautiful place!

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  4. The island you live on is lovely, always something nice to see and do.
    I struggle with my weight now due to medication and menopause and it really gets me down, lots of salad soon.

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  5. You have such lovely scenery where you are. Beautiful photos.

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  6. I'd be interested in the yoghurt lemon cake.

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  7. What a wonderful place you live in! The photo's you share are amazing! the sites you share are like a vacation for me....things and places I shall never see, except for here at your blog.
    Thank you for this blessing of a blog!!
    Smooches.
    Debbie
    xo

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  8. So many people have been experiencing snow in the last week. It seems that winter doesn’t want to leave its grip on anyone. You live in such a beautiful, beautiful spot. The photos of the ocean and the harbor and the animals soothe my soul. I thank you for posting them. Wishing you and Gerard much luck and many blessings on your new way of life. Dennis and I are trying to do some of the same. A few of our friends have given up all meat and animal products, and it’s amazing the difference in their health. I don’t know if we could do that! I do love meat, eggs and cheese. Ha ha! I hope you are having a lovely day today my friend.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  9. Lovely photos. Enjoyed very much.

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  10. What a fun island to live on. Even a castle! Loved your journey today. I'm looking forward to warmer weather too. A wind storm is headed our way Sat. Sigh! Happy weekend my friend! And happy birthday on your day!!!🍰

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  11. You have such amazing photos - Lewis is definitely on the list for my next trip back to Scotland. I study Scottish Gaelic here in Toronto and our teachers mostly follow the Lewis way of speaking and pronunciation.
    If it's any consolation, I awoke to big fluffy snowflakes coming down quite heavily this morning although it finally seems to have stopped. We are all beginning to wonder if this Winter is ever going to end!

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  12. I love lemon cake. I am trying to lose weight now and drinking much more water as that helps. Moderation, and for us having desert once a week on Sunday. I try to use real ingredients mostly and less. Not gonna give up my meat or eggs. Just smaller portions and not every day.
    In front of a warm fire with home made soup, nothing could be better. I love hearing about where you live and to have a castle to visit is extra special... betsy

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  13. We have had such mixed weather this week - on Monday it snowed all week, then yesterday it was glorious and we had a long walk on the beach.
    Have a good weekend, xx

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  14. I am still amazed at your pictures, especially the rocks, cliffs and ocean way down below...am I using the right words. Honestly, I think everybody is having strange weather. It is beautiful here today and 70 degrees, but tomorrow the temperature is supposed to drop 30 degrees and we could get snow. It's unbelievable!

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  15. snow! just like us and it melted quickly. Don't worry about visiting everyone's blogs, you will get to it when life settles down.

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  16. As always I enjoy your photos and am so happy for you that you're living where you longed to live and enjoying it to the max!

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  17. Beautiful pictures of your island, as always. I agree, you have so many events to attend for such a small place. Your cake sounds very yummy, I always use yogurt when I make my scones.

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  18. Your fire looks very warm and cozy, lovely photos of the rocks. I did Geology as part of my Open University degree and find them fascinating. Take care of yourselves, Cathy x

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  19. Your skies are so blue, and the water too! And, you captured it beautifully! I should think lambing time would be a glorious time on the island. It is when I would want to be there! And, of course, I would love to stop by for a piece of your delicious lemon cake! :~)

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  20. Wow. I am always in awe of the wonderful place you live in! We've had more snow here too though not as much as daughter has had in Minnesota. I'll be glad when it is finally Spring.

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  21. It sounds as if your weather is about as crazy as ours! Getting a cold rain tomorrow and I may need some of your yummy soup! Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. I hope your weather picks a personality soon! I always make my stock half-strength, by using half the recommended number of cubes for the water measurement. I think this works well if you want to try it. Hope you have a good weekend!

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  23. Your weather is changeable as our's this Spring. Tomorrow we may have a snow mixture.
    Your lovely shots of the oceans are so lovely. It's quite a nice variety of places to see on your island. Thank you for showing it to us! Stay warm and enjoy your weekend. ♥

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  24. I'm glad your snow didn't stay.. I know you're ready for warmer weather and flowers and all. You are very lucky to have so many artistic things to see there. I'm sure the beauty of your island draws the artistic types to live there. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  25. We all could stand to make healthier choices in our food, I know I must. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Is the castle inhabited or a public monument? Either way, it's quite a dramatic scene. Phil

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  27. Gorgeous photos! I went I checked the British Heart Foundation website, really great recipes. I was wanting a new salad dressing and found a nice one. Thanks for the tip.
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. Wonderful photos, we've been cutting down on both salt and sugar over the last few years and I'm always amazed when reading labels in shops how much salt and/or sugar is used, the exhibition looks fascinating:)

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  29. Beautiful pictures ! Snow again ! We too have a roller coaster weather, today it seems to be sunny and warm. It's true that on your little Island there is so much to see !

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  30. mamasmercantile, I accidentally hit the delete button when publishing your comment on my blog this morning. I evidently need more coffee, ha ha! Could you comment again so I can publish it? So sorry.

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  31. The snow looked so bleak and cold and that fire was so inviting and warm. The birds look like each one has its own little condo on the cliffs. You have such wonderful scenery!

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  32. You really are at the mercy of changeable weather. Nothing better than a log burner though. Jo x

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  33. Beautiful place to visit.. since yesterday we are confined in home due to heavy rain.. today the weather is good.. but not going anywhere.. :(

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  34. I bet your weather is fascinating, but you must always be prepared for cold and rain. Hope you are feeling much better and can get out to see those lambs soon.

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  35. I love your pics of your landscape and the sea.. So beautiful.. We woke up to snow this morning too.. Oh well it should be gone in another month.. lol.. Fresh fish sounds great.. xo

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  36. The snow you described, Lorraine, was much like what happened here in nashua, NH this past Friday. we had an afternoon of fast and furious snow flurries, followed by evening clearing. Since then, it's been cold and windy and sure wish we had a nice fire too. Glad your weather is slowly improving and look forward to ours doing the same.

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  37. The landscape and scenery around you are beautiful! I am looking forward to see more pictures from you. Fresh fish is the best!

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  40. How lovely your day is! Yes, a warm stove and healthy soup are such comforts! Loved joining you for the walk....such a beautiful place!

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