Person on beach

Enjoying Islay Time

There is something just mesmerizing when after a long, hot trek across a wild and rugged landscape, suddenly the vista unfolds. The steep climb, trudging through the heather and bog myrtle, a herd of deer spying on your every move. The heat of the day and as you climb over the hill and the view [...]
Flowers

Islay’s Garden

It is a cat’s life on the farm at Persabus Our tigers roam the fields at this time of year. Enjoying a spot of hunting with all the fresh pickings that arrive as the grass begins to lengthen. The fields are a sea of yellow just now, with the brightness of the buttercups gleaming skywards [...]
Ceramics at Persabus

Spring in the Pottery

At Persabus we are ‘Good To Go’ Our cottages and farmhouse accommodation suite are sparkling and ready to welcome all our lovely guests back to stay with us on the farm once again. The sun is shining. The skies and seas are the brightest of blues. The fields are bursting with life, as lambs and [...]

When the Wind Gobbles You Up

We have been flying by the seat of our pants at Persabus quite literally. Living on the edge of the land. Winter storms have raged across the landscape. Wild seas lashing against the coastline. Ferries battling huge waves to keep our lifeline service running. Sometimes when you look out of the window on a grey [...]

When the Sea is Calling

When the sea is calling I was brought up falling asleep to the sound of waves gently breaking on the shore. The guttural hum of bleating sheep. The sweet scent of grass and peat. Tired, cold feet hardened from days of running bare foot through the Machair and across the sands. City shoes long discarded. [...]

The Persabus Department Store

Whoever thought it would take soooo long? These past few weeks when the Happy Farmer has enquired why I am running round like a headless chicken, in between spending hours googly eyed in front of a computer screen, my response has been ‘Well, I’m opening a department store!’ He simply smiles and hands me more [...]

The Haunted Kiln

The blog has taken a bit of a back seat  We have been ‘cooking with gas’ in the pottery. Our Halloween ghosts and ghouls in the form of our ‘pottery takeaway’ painting boxes have literally been flying off the shelves. The first two days saw us sell out of stock completely. Thankfully we were able to [...]