It is bank holiday weekend in England but a holiday not celebrated here in Scotland. So there are normal services here on the Island although we feel it is a celebration, as we leave the hazy days of Summer behind and move into Autumn. The last holiday before Christmas and the last chance to enjoy the great outdoors and get as many outside tasks done as possible. Although the temperatures have dropped the sun can still be seen so we are still enjoying the nice weather. The car went into the garage on Friday for a service so we took the time to do some shopping in Stornoway, a freezer was on top of the list. A haircut another priority as it had not been cut since February. What a difference that has made. Finally, a supermarket shop topping off the store cupboard and replenishing the fresh food in the fridge. There was a marked increase in the amount I spent as some goods continue to rise.
Work continues in the utility room as the wall are painted and the floor replaced. I have made a new pelmet for the window and redone a chair which is handy for removing boots in those cooler months.