The snowy Paps of Jura
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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 [...]

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 [...]

Winter Storms

With the winter storms raging the farmhouse kitchen has become a haven as drivers bringing supplies onto the island have been stranded overnight. The wild weather forcing cancellations on the ferries and ad hoc sailing times, as the crew have had to take any available opportunity of a break in the squalls to get supplies [...]

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 [...]

Time for Play

It has been a week of falling soundly asleep beneath twinkling stars as the milky way shone brightly across the night skies. In the mornings waking up to the pinks, violets and oranges of a rising sun beaming down across the Sound of Islay. The farmhouse has been treated to a much-needed overhaul. Having spent [...]

Hamish is in the Naughty Books

Waking up to a crisp clear morning in Glasgow then hopping on the plane for the short cruise through the skies back to Islay and we are met with snow-capped mountains as the winter wonderland unfolds below us, golden landscapes and turquoise seas and then the bird's eye views of Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin Distilleries, [...]