Island Life

To reach the top took my breath away The salty damp sea mist encompassing us from either side, and the energy of the sharp breeze hitting us as we clambered up to the exposed summit of Sgarbh Breac. Cooling our overheated bodies dramatically, after the exertion of a steep climb up those final craggy peaks. [...]

The Happy Farmer goes incognito

Early January and the morning skies have been filled with vivid oranges, peaches and purples, as the sun has risen in all its splendour, providing the perfect backdrop to enjoy some gorgeous winter walks. I haven’t quite managed to peel the Happy Farmer away from the farm to join us on the jaunts but whilst [...]

The Happy Farmer’s expedition

It’s not always easy to coax the Happy Farmer out on a walk, unless there happens to be a cow, sheep or horse needing rescued or fed at the end of it. Walking to the Happy Farmer usually involves working. I was taken by surprise then, when last Sunday, with a spring in his step, [...]

An Islay Spring

At Persabus we have gone from a steady ‘first gear up to fifth gear’ in a matter of days. Spring has arrived and the farm is buzzing with visitors and guests. The pottery has been full of energy and creativity. We have welcomed back so many lovely regulars, with Persabus Pottery being a firm fixture [...]

Islay living at its very Best

Sometimes there is nothing better than curling up in front of a roaring fire whilst the wind whips up and whistles outside as a storm is brewing. The cats have all crawled into the snuggest little spots. The dogs are curled up and snoring gently in the background. Everyone is enjoying the warmth of the [...]

Calm

It has reached that lovely time of year when the days are getting longer and longer, meal times are getting later and later, as beach time and extended dog walks are calling. Once the pottery door closes Ruby and Bramble are poised at the back door waiting patiently for the dog leads to be lifted [...]