Merry Christmas To All.

Hi Folks, Well it has been a calm day, a  totally unexpected Christmas Eve!!!!! After the Gales. But Hey Ho, 4pm it kicked off again so who knows.

This is What it Should Look Like.

This is What it Should Look Like.

Anyway, to-day I have had quite a few emails from folks who follow the blog and we have to say thank you for the Christmas emails and your best wishes, they are very much appreciated.

Sometimes we wonder what people think about our life out here on Rona and we just try to give a flavour of  ‘What a wonderful life we have’!!!! it is funny sometimes for Lorraine and myself to think, ‘How did we get here’! But here we are. Hopefully for a while yet.

In 13 years here the seasons have changed, hopefully it is just a cycle and it will return to the normal,  but we are not hopeful. We are just happy to have had ‘normal’ winters here over the years  and to hope one day they will return, in the meantime we just wait to see what happens next.

All the best to all the Rona people we know, we wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous 2016 and we look forward to seeing you all again sometimes soon. Not all at once please!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas,

Bill and Lorraine XX


Ps: Because of the weather, holidays in Germany and weather beyond our control, Christmas cards took a back seat this year, but we will catch up by letter or email.

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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3 Responses to Merry Christmas To All.

  1. yractual says:

    Hope you both have a great Xmas & New Year. Love following your adventures! Used to live in Trotternish – Connista – way back in mists of time. Keeps me up to date with things up thata way. Now in France after years in northern Sweden. Know what you mean about weather!

  2. Claire Calder says:

    Dear Bill and Lorraine.
    Wishing you both a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
    I’m currently in the south of England, visiting family. Quite glad I’m missing the worst of the storms.
    Think I’ve had enough for one year !!!!
    Thinking of you and very best wishes.
    Castaway Claire. X

  3. cazinatutu says:

    and a merry Christmas to you too … thanks for the blog, I always enjoy reading and it’s such a contrast to my life in London

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