Day 101 / 365 – Photo a Day Project 2023

A busy morning, headed out for coffee with Seonaid, then down to Eriskay shop to deliver some cards for them to sell. I took the opportunity to nip down to the ferry terminal to make sure my Outer Hebrides Birds cards and poster were still there (they were). Prince Charlie’s Beach was looking very busy today (at least five or six people there!).

Started a knitting project which uses some stitches I haven’t done before, it’s a lovely pattern by Snickerdoodle Knits. I am using stash that I bought at Yarndale 2019, some lovely Fyberspates 100% merino.

It was super tempting to go in for a dip but i’m trying to restrain myself until next month when it has warmed up marginally…
Asymmetrical scarf/shawl Dancing in the Rain, pattern design by Snickerdoodle Knits.

Day 80 / 365 – Photo a Day Project 2023

At lunchtime headed to Am Politician in Eriskay for my birthday lunch, we took Seonaid, Bill and Norma were also supposed to be coming but last Thursday Bill came down with the covid and at the weekend Norma started testing positive too 🙁

A lovely lunch was had by all – this place is consistently good and the staff are fab.

In the evening Ian started feeling unwell with a sore throat and a”funny” head. He’s testing negative for covid.

View from outside Am Politician, complete with the bum of an Eriskay pony 😀

Day 60 / 365 – Photo a Day Project 2023

A new month – can’t believe it’s March already! A busy day, coffee with Seonaid this morning, spent a couple of hours chattering away, MrT dropped me off and picked me back up as it’ll be a wee while before i’m back driving. Seemed to get distracted with all sorts of stuff in the afternoon (not least the book i’m reading – an Ian Rankin novel). Didn’t get out for my walk until getting on for 5pm but made it onto the golf course – a little further each day!

Day 32 / 365 – Photo a Day Project 2023

Wasn’t feeling so great today but I managed to get a face-to-face appointment with the doctor which then entailed a twenty mile trip each way to Benbecula. The doc was very good, very thorough and re-did my bloods to make sure my blood count hadn’t dropped further, telling me he’d phone tomorrow if there was anything untoward to report. Took this photo of the three highest east side hills on my way home: Hecla, Ben Corrodale and Ben Mor

East side hills

Day 26 / 365 – Photo a Day Project 2023

A necessary trip up to Stornoway, weather thankfully was good! Jane of Blue Pig Studio fame met me at the airport and spent all day with me. The hospital consultation went as well as can be expected, both good and bad news which i’ll discuss at some stage when i’ve fully digested all the information.

Stornoway Woods, just prior to a lovely lunch at the Woodland Centre