Now Where Was I

Saturday was such a long time ago and here I am blogging catch up. Where do I start? Ian the magician joiner got going big time this weekend with our garden shed/summer house and it has leapt out of the ground. Quite impressive I have to say and we are looking forward to escaping up there next season for some time out.

The Garden Shed

Been such a busy place Rona with comings and goings that we’ve lost track of the days. All day to-day we thought it was Tuesday but in fact we’d lost a day. Ian and Nicky went off Tuesday so it is Wednesday after all. Paul and Ross came up from Raasay to-day to visit and it was good to see them and get their news.

Paul Departing the Pontoon

We had Ian, Fiona, Jeremy, Kath and of course Meg on Rona to-day in their yachts, so we had to have an afternoon get together and dinner. Jeremy and Kath took Meg the spaniel off our hands three years ago. Meg was a gun dog that didn’t want to be a gun dog so when Jeremy asked about her and I said do you want her and they said a big yes. Meg has never had it so good and she obviously loves her new home on Jeremy’s Halberg!!! Later in the afternoon another couple from a yacht arrived and joined us so all in all a good company and a lovely afternoon meal.

Squat Lobster mint, chilli Crostini

That was the starter, venison to follow and chocolate cake and ice cream.

After all that I decided to go out stalking, we are running out of venison and need to stock up. I took the guys from Escape cottage and we enjoyed a successful evening.

Rona has had 6 to 8 yachts every night lately and tonights no exception. When I came back from the hill there were 7 yachts in plus 1 motor boat but the forecast is not good so for this weekend so I guess it may be quieter. The weather continues to be good so far but it has been a bit grey lately.

All for now back to normal tomorrow.

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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