Last chills of winter

Is what I am hoping this has been. A bitterly cold couple of nights with inside window frost, gas and water frozen solid in the mornings meaning lots of defrosting before that important first cup of tea. On the plus side we don’t have to de-ice car windscreens before the commute to work and the muddy croft hill is frozen solid which makes stomping around nice and easy.

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Amazing stars at night too thanks to the clear nights. Friday saw us walking home in the early hours enjoying the fabulous star gazing as we left the village hall after a community curry night. We’re planning a fund raising event every month (at least) to raise cash for keeping our village hall in good nick and building up some funds for putting on a strong events programme. We want to invite musicians, actors and entertainers to Rum but our small population numbers can mean we struggle to cover costs on ticket prices at the door so a bit of a buffer fund to help pay would be great. We raised cash at our Burns Night event last month and this month we had a bring and share curry night. We had a great mix of main and side dishes brought from residents, folk brought along their guitars and a cracking time was had by all.

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Meanwhile on the croft we’ve been working on the shed, starting to label up things and display them… we have some postcard display units on order for Ady and Davies’ postcards and I’m waiting for midge season as my midges in resin are in very depleted stocks after a Christmas run on them when they were featured on the radio / facebook page for Good Morning Scotland.

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Elsewhere we’ve been processing firewood, drawing, crocheting, making soup, baking cookies and doing lots of emailing with volunteers for this years volunteer events. Next week I’m planning on celebrating March arriving by sowing the first seeds of the season.

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