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.

Photo Project 365 – Week 9 – February and March 2018

This week’s theme is Buildings

Lots and lots and lots of rain this week. Hey, whatever happened to “the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.” Clearly disproved! Some of my photos this week were not strictly buildings, more structures but as it’s my own personal project i’m feeling free to interpret the projects as I wish. I’m sure you’ll understand 😀

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57/365 Front of the house

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
58/365 Ian checking out what birds have been seen back at home in the Hebrides…

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
59/365 Vejer de la Frontera. Love this town. Photo taken from underneath my umbrella. Rain all day. Sat in the bar La Bodeguita and caught up on online stuff…

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60/365 After all the rain we headed to La Janda, the water level is the highest i’ve seen it. The sluice was open – just as well because the water was going around the side of it…

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
61/365 Sluice again. Rained all night and there is yet more water!

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
62/365 The kitchen

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
63/365 OK this really is the last sluice photo! Got to be at it’s highest point now. La Janda fields very flooded but managed to get some Bluethroat shots 🙂 See other post.

Well the Seawhite sketchbook i’m using to put my printed out photos into is working out great, though it’s getting hard to close now and it’s only a third full! Don’t quite know what it will be like by the end of June – will report back then 🙂

Photo 365 project - Hebridean Imaging - Yvonne Benting - Photo a day - Mobile Phone Photography
Even after only 63 days of the project it’s already very satisfying to look back at my daily photo journal.

My iPad which I love!!

Instax Share SP2 Printer

(note that there is now also a newer model out, the Instax Share SP-3 Printer)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 20 shots

though for my project I have now bought the Fujifilm Instax Mini Film – 100 shots pack to get me started.

The sketchbook I am using for my journal is the square, black Seawhite 140mm x 140mm 140gsm artist’s sketchbook I have bought two of these and using a page a day I reckon each one should last me 6 months.

The above links take you to Amazon UK where there is information about each product. Any purchases made using the links given above will give me a teeny, tiny bit of commission which I will put to good use during future weeks and future projects.

 

Storm Frank

Well I think we got off fairly lightly last night, storm Frank came and went, with a high gust of 65mph, power out for just a very short while but, thankfully, no damage to the house.

An afternoon spent doing some gelli printing for my Journey Book, chatting with my mum on Skype and a fabulous sunset late this afternoon to end the day – I had to run out and capture it with my phone.

Storm Frank, aftermath