Saturday, 22 October 2011

Things I'm loving...


I'll keep it brief tonight, as we are just back from our holiday at my parents' so there is plenty more I should be doing other than blogging!

There is nothing worse than waking up on the day you are due to leave the island (or travel to the island) and hearing a gale blowing outside. 3 hours on that boat in that sea in a gale is not fun. Thankfully, my dad assured us that the shipping forecast had said the gale would die down by lunchtime.

It did, and although there was some swell left, the first of my things I'm thankful for this week is relatively calm crossings, both over to the island last week and then home again this week.

So, after a week with family I would have to say that what I was loving most was time with family.

Most of my family still live on the island so we don't get to see them very often.

Here are me and the boys with my granny. She is 87 and has 9 great-grandchildren.

Our other big thing we loved this week.

Remember back in the summer in another Things I'm loving post, I told you all about the band we were all loving?

Manran, a new Gaelic band.

The post is here.

Well, walking down the main street in Stornoway last week we bumped into the singer/guitarist/accordianist from the band!

He was so friendly and chatted to the boys about various things, asking James all about his Mod appearance too.

We got this photo of him with the older boys, and it really was the highlight of their holiday.

You can see how chuffed they were!


  1. Aw, that's so neat for your boys! Glad to hear you had a nice time. :)

  2. Happy that you spent time with loved ones. The boys are growing so quickly. Enjoy the rest of your lovely week Kirsteen!

  3. That is so cool about meeting the band member from Manran!!! Love your photos - have a wonderful week.


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