Open for business


the view

We are now officially open for business and the weather at the moment is certainly very holiday-like! No guests yet though but our first booking is on Saturday. It’s unusual to get people just turning up on the doorstep at this time of year. But we’re ready if anyone does! I can’t wait to serve breakfast in the new conservatory…


I have to confess that I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with the windows! Everything is so shiny and new that I can’t abide a blemish! I’m not a lover of cleaning windows but last week I gave them all a good wash ‘n’ polish and then can you believe it, an over-night shower deposited Saharan sand all over them!!! Winds are coming from the south-east currently, picking up sand on their way. As long as the winds don’t become gale force as I certainly don’t want any accompanying camels! Anyway, they are all shiny once more, so clean rain only please Mother Nature!

Because the weather has been so lovely, we had our first we trip out on the bike this year on Sunday. I’m surprised that there’s actually anything left of the machine after all Kevin’s over-wintering polishing! Anyway, we travelled around the north end of the island, a lovely circular route. Although it was sunny, it was quite hazy. A day for nature’s muted palette. This is Duntulm at the northerly point of Skye…


We didn’t see any visitors but we did encounter an unusual pedestrian!


Other good weather news is that after recovering the polytunnel, I finally got around to getting it ship-shape for spring. No more Chicken-Spa, much to their annoyance!


Spuds are chitting, there are lettuce and brassica seedlings coming on nicely and some garlic on the go.


And yet more spring news: after assistance throughout her ‘confinement’ BB the Silkie is currently hatching her eggs! Hopefully, I shall have some cute pictures for you tomorrow! Also, it’s with a huge sigh of relief to report that Hamie is now much better. She’s not back to her tree-climbing self yet but she’s eating well and breathing easier. Fingers crossed.



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6 Responses to “Open for business”

  1. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Can’t wait to have breakfast in your new conservatory.:) Hamie does look well – she can bite me again this year if she wants.;)

  2. garybuie01 Says:

    It’ll be here sooner than we know it Diane!

  3. souldipper Says:

    I enjoyed this post a great deal…it’s wonderful seeing more of Skye. Your conservatory looks so inviting and I have to giggle over your wanting the windows perfect for guests. Delighted that Hamie is rallying… a very special name for the dear wee puss. I had a Hammie for about 9 months – a little male with such a sweet disposition. A lump forms as I write.

  4. garybuie01 Says:

    Hello Amy, haven’t heard from you for a wee while! Actually, Hamie began life as a Hamish but when we took ‘him’ to the vet for vaccination, it turned out that he was a she! Rather than re-name her, we just gave her name a more feminine twist! Sad about your Hammie – so young.


  5. Diane Fairhall Says:

    Christine, I always suspected Hamie began as Hamish!

  6. Diane Fairhall Says:

    A friend had Oscar with the same result – she was a bit annoyed when ‘he’ had kittens but she found them homes and decided the cat was now Oska!

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