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Sending Over Some Islay Sea Air

Who else has been shimmying and jiving their way through the very beginnings of 2022 as the weeks begin to flow, and the blank canvas of another exciting year really starts to unfold? Did you miss the blog posts? Did you even notice how they had jumped onto the ‘back burner’ for a while? It [...]
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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 [...]

The Expedition

Going on an expedition for me is always a case of taking along the ‘kitchen sink’ and anything else I can fit in too!  So with the sunshine bursting through the windows of the farmhouse on Sunday morning, when eldest suggested we take a hike out to the north of Islay and make the most [...]
Islay Beach

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 [...]

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 [...]