Finally home!

We were finally able to get a flight back out of Cyprus on the 2nd August 2020 when the government there unbanned flights in from the UK. Sadly there were still no direct flights back to Scotland for the forseeable future so we had rather a convoluted route home: Paphos -> Gatwick, overnight there in a hotel, Gatwick -> Glasgow, overnight there in a hotel then Glasgow -> Benbecula the next day.

After three days travelling, three flights and two hotel stays we though we should quarantine ourselves for 14 days on returning home as the last thing we wanted to do was spread this thing around our island when they’ve fought so valiantly to keep it out (thankfully, as there are NO intensive care facilities here!).

So today, 18th August we are finally free to go out and about and do our own shopping! Our neighbours Bill and Norma have been fantastic – with both looking after our house while we were away and getting shopping and supplies for us while we were in quarantine. We always looked forward to our weekly Zoom chat with them while we were away 🙂

The weather has been incredible since our return – warm and mostly calm – quite a lot of mist.
I’m not sure whether the cattle were cooling down or whether the midges were less by the water than out on the machair.

Covid-19

The world has officially gone crazy…

I’m currently stranded in Cyprus, for how long, I really don’t know! Hopefully my lovely neighbour Bill Neill will be able to sort out any online orders for me, if I can remember where i’ve put all my stock…

The Uist Craft Producers committee (i’m secretary again this year) decided very early on to keep the shop closed. Just after mid-March Calmac ferries were advising that ferries would only be for essential journeys for island residents and for essential supplies to the island and Loganair have suspended all but essential flights. So, no tourists anyway… Happily there have been very very few cases on the island which is just as well as we don’t actually have any intensive care facilities. The museum and cafe will also be closed. This will all be for the forseeable future.

Meanwhile MisterT and myself are well and enjoying the birds and the sunshine in Cyprus. It’s a little difficult being away from all the family – worrying about mum and dad, Sara and wee Sidney and also with Kat getting so close to having our new wee grandson. We’ll most certainly all be having a massive party together when all this is done with!

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Lots of sheep, not too different from Uist…
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Laughing Doves
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Roadside poppies
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Geraniums
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Stunning Bluethroat

Closing September/October

PLEASE NOTE: I am away from home from 24th September to early November 2019 – any orders placed via the web shop will not be dispatched until I return home.

I’m heading away to catch up with all the family, visit Yarndale with my daughters on the last weekend of September – super excited about this as we have been planning it for a year!

Ian and I will also be having a wee two week break in Mallorca for birding and sunshine during October.

Our annual visit to friends in Lincolnshire during school half-term.

Packed:-

  • Binoculars
  • Sketchbooks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Paints
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Ready to go then….. 🙂

I’ll no doubt be updating my Instagram feed during the time i’m away.

Make sure to come and visit me at Carinish Hall on the 9th November 2019, noon until 4pm. This is a fundraiser for Cuimhne, tea, coffee and cakes will be available and there are some brilliant raffle prizes!

 

Studio CLOSED 27th June to 2nd July 2019

Apologies in advance for any inconvenience – the studio will be closed on the following dates:-

  • Thursday 27th June
  • Friday 28th June
  • Saturday 29th June
  • Closed Sunday and Monday as usual
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019

I’m heading up to Lewis for a long weekend of arty fun, possibly a little wild camping and sea swimming, plus as we had such fun last year there may even be a day trip to Ullapool thrown in as well if Jane is up to it 🙂

Studio CLOSED 6th June 2019

As i’ll be having a table the Art and Craft Market at Carinish Village Hall, North Uist from 11am to 4.30pm I won’t be open at home that day.

Please feel free to drop by at Carinish and have a chat 🙂

Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

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Cards for the Art/Craft Market – mixed media and collage

Art on the Map 2019

Hebridean Imaging will be officially open from 11am on the 4th June for the Uist Arts Association Art on the Map event.

My opening days and times will be Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm, throughout June, July and August.

Please note: There will be some exceptions to these days and times as specified on the home page of my website.

It will be lovely to see you so drop by for a chat!

To see who else is also on the art trail, a list of Art on the Map related events and to download the leaflet visit the Uist Arts Association website

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Look for my “OPEN” sign – if it’s out by the road the studio is open 🙂

Free Books!

Yes, really. No catch at all.

I’m setting up a bookshelf – all books are free, mostly pre-loved, already read books. Those of you that know me are already aware that i’m a lifelong bookworm 🙂

I heard about Bookcrossing in a book I read earlier this year and though it sounded like a great idea. Since then i’ve been labelling all the books that I pass along to people and thought that I would set up an Official Bookcrossing Zone while i’m open during the summer.

So, if you are on holiday in the Outer Hebrides and the weather is getting you down and you need some fresh reading material drop by and have a look to see if anything suits you.

Oh, and I also sell handmade bookmarks 😉

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