Honeymoon Supper Club

Tonights the night!! We have Nick and Val, Emma and James the honeymooners who are staying at Dry Harbour this week. They both sent in a request for a meal in Rona Lodge and we are happy to help.

First of all I shanghai’d Kenny off the Seaflower, he was here with Gemma with day trippers to-day and he is here for a few hours so what better crew to get. Better to get him before he departs for the Olympics, their boat is joining others of the same make in Weymouth to assist with the sailing competitions, what a great way to spend a month in the summer, good luck crossing the Irish Sea!!!!!

Turning to the Wind

The Crew, topping squats

We caught a box full of squatties which will be the starter. We had a lobster too but it was too small, better to send it back. The sea was kind so we had a good couple of hours then back to the Kitchen where L had been slaving away. Must get back to it, I caught some crab and they are to be cleaned but not for the supper club.

Plating up.

I returned to find the head chef in full swing, so down to prep’ and awaiting the guests. I had not much to do, Cullen Skink and bread were ready but L was panicking about the venison. No worries, the iPad recipes are very handy and half an hour later the venison ‘Portuguese Style’ was cooking. I put together the menu and L helped with the layout, the laptop is still beyond my ken.

Tonights Menu

We were just about on top of it when the guests arrived plus 6 yachts in the bay. So all of a sudden it got pretty busy, our French friends who were here a week ago called back and we enjoyed a chat with them, then out of the blue the crew from Yacht Lotus, a fisherman and his wife from Buckie, my home town arrived at the door. Don’t know who got the biggest surprise, them finding a Buckie ‘loon’ in charge or me having a Buckie fisherman on a yacht. Anyway back to the supper club: the night went well, the meal was pretty good, L’s sweet was the best and we enjoyed a lot of chat about deer, James is a very keen stalker, all in all a good night.

The Honeymooners

Time for bed, just had our dinner, venison sandwiches, delicious. Off to Portree tomorrow to the osteopath, hopefully get this shoulder sorted.

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About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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