Sunday, October 18, 2009


When I started this blog two years ago, my intention was to give an account of life here from the point of view of an incomer and to provide a running record of the trials and triumphs of renovating an old cottage.
Now that the house renovation is complete, my daily existence has settled down into a generally repetitive and dull routine. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find enough really interesting events to enthuse about and I think the last thing readers want to hear of are my adventures strimming grass, hanging washing out, cooking soda bread and mending punctures. That would bore most people rigid and leave me wondering about the true purpose of life.
I'm also running out of tourist attractions and sights to photograph and write about and there are a lot of books available which do it better.

For those reasons, I've decided to make this my last regular blog and would like to thank all of you who have taken the trouble to read it and send comments.

Tea, coffee and a chat are offered to any readers who happen to be visiting Lewis and fancy a natter. Email address is Bye for now.


Anonymous said...

Please don't stop posting altogether! Your blogs are always interesting, and your photos are great. You can always post when something interesting happens, or when you see a good subject for a photo.
In any case, thanks for providing such interesting reading. Good luck!

pat said...

sorry to see you go, you have
a very interesting blog.all
the best.

dejected land lady said...

Nooo! Really? I like hearing about folk baking soda bread, and i've just found your blog as well!

Linda said...

NO. Please do not stop. One of the joys of reading blogs from other parts of the UK/other countries, is that they provide a fascinating insight into the little day to day aspects of life that guide books do not touch on.

I, for one, love to read about gales and power cuts, cutting peat, visiting sheep, the difficulties and costs involved in leaving the islands, as well, of course, about the beauty and peace of the places you visit.

Everyone's life seems to be a trade-off of the little things - one likes peace and quiet, another likes the opportunities in a city and doesn't notice noise and fumes. Gardening and cooking is so difference according to crops and climates, from the prairies to roof-tops in New York. Even day to day shopping is different. For example, I've started to notice when postage for 'Highlands & Islands' is shown at a different rate - that must cost you all a fortune!
If you do stop, I shall just have to keep an eye on the weather forecasts and imagine you with stocks of candles and oil lamps, peat fires, a larder full of tins, bleating sheep and howling gales.

All the best anyway!

Brandywine said...

I hope you will come back and visit sometime. What may seem like a mundane world to you seems very exotic to those of us who are landlocked in the Midwest.

Marty said...

Well, I guess we will all have to descend upon your spot on Lewis for tea and conversation. I will bring lemon squares and a song or two.

Knitting Out Loud said...

I love this blog! Will have to go back and read all the posts I missed. Thank you for sharing all this.