Turning inward outward

Firstly let me say that I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2016 is everything you want it to be.   The six of us that make up Scottish island family were all together this Christmas although we did miss Molly's man, Scott, who was with his parents this year.  I always … Continue reading Turning inward outward

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Handmade Opportunities?

Goodness me what a busy pre-Christmas season for one very tired Scottish island mum.  Extra events and very lively sales have resulted in the busiest selling time for years.  I am, of course, not grumbling but I seriously need to clone myself and then all will be well. What has marked this season apart from … Continue reading Handmade Opportunities?

Land of Castles & Beaches

I felt a huge sense of privilege setting foot in Northumberland as I became acutely aware of the strategic history of the county.  In particular our visits to Berwick upon Tweed served me well in my quest to understand what makes a nation great.  In 2014 Scotland went through a referendum to decide whether independence … Continue reading Land of Castles & Beaches