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All at sea

I posted earlier this week about enjoying life here on Rum but so far this week seems to have mostly been about enjoying life off the coast of Rum. It’s a funny old balance here – the time of year when you feel you should be out working the croft as much as possible also…
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Living It Up

It’s the Busy Period here on Rum. Tourists aplenty, lots of visiting friends, stacks to be doing on the croft (not all of it getting done!) but also in true tail chasing manner it is the very time of year when you most want to be taking time out to enjoy the many things which…
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One day on, one day off

We’ve been having some very changeable weather here on Rum with days of full sunshine and overpowering midge attacks interspersed with days of heavy rain and gusty wind. Enough to remind you of all of the best and worst of Rum nature all in one go! We’ve celebrated various Rum residents birthdays this last week…
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Dodging the elements

It’s been a real pick and mix of weather and general outside conditions these last few days. Sunshine, pouring rain, high winds and back to sunshine again. We’ve had rainbows aplenty and everything is growing like mad. With the weather come the beasties and the clegs have been out in force biting and buzzing around…
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Slow Days

This week for various reasons I have been reflecting, both personally and to others about the life we left behind. The trappings we used to have around us, the things which used to be important. It’s very easy to look at our lifestyle here and make judgements. As a family we are super protective of…
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Back to life

A full on return to ‘normal’ life this week, infact I can’t quite believe it’s only a week since Davies and I drove off the boat and arrived home. We are in full thrust of tourist season and along with the day visitors, campers and holidaying folk we also have various contractors putting the finishing…
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