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@vnemma and I honeymooned on this island 10 years ago. I agree with this post completely… • • • • • #Repost @jesskatbee • • • • • If Narnia met a Greek island, that might be @eileanshona in the summer. I’m not even sure where we went was real. It was a 50 min walk to any electricity or internet, so we didn’t bother. Our cottage was in a valley, looking out towards Eigg and Rhum, lit by gaslight and heated by a wood burner. We picked mussels from the rocks at low tide and cooked them for next morning’s breakfast. We watched a stag and a hind move past the valley at dusk, his antlers like branches come to life among the ferns. Saw curious seals and their little sausage pups resting on the rocks as we navigated the loch by kayak, who then followed us in the water as we tried to avoid being blown slowly into the Atlantic Ocean. We read about 85 times more books than usual, and put our brains and souls in a form of deep refreshment that actually came as a disconcerting shock to me. We saw sea eagles and pine martens and mainly just listened to the water. I think it’s the first time I’ve been disconnected from my fragmented social media self for years, and it was a slow process of changing thought patterns and realising how I used to be, in the 90s, as a kid, as a teen. I miss that sense of being fully present. It’s so rich. It’s so calm. And yet, I wouldn’t have found this island if it wasn’t for social media. So. Heading back home now, with midge-ravaged ankles, but I will never forget the golden light of solstice, when there was still sun on the horizon past midnight, a book could be read in a day, and the day’s most pressing task was making a fire and hoping your chocolate biscuit ration lasted.

@vnemma and I honeymooned on this island 10 years ago. I agree with this post completely… • • • • • #Repost @jesskatbee • • • • • If Narnia met a Greek island, that might be @eileanshona in the…

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“Since the reduction of shipping trade between England and the Far East, and the flooded plantations, the traditional British beverage had become increasingly hard to come by. Chloë was used to nettle brews; on her arrival at college she had found a caddy of tea made from oak leaves.” #tea

“Since the reduction of shipping trade between England and the Far East, and the flooded plantations, the traditional British beverage had become increasingly hard to come by. Chloë was used to nettle brews; on her arrival at college she had…

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Today I have turned one old pallet into what might look like the world’s most rustic coffee table but is in fact a tunnel to link up chicken coop 1 with chicken coop 2. #chickens🐔🐔🐔 #oldpalletsandsomenails #supercoop #chickenpalace

Today I have turned one old pallet into what might look like the world’s most rustic coffee table but is in fact a tunnel to link up chicken coop 1 with chicken coop 2. #chickens🐔🐔🐔 #oldpalletsandsomenails #supercoop #chickenpalace

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