Cuillin Range, Skye

Love Skye; I moved to the Isle of Skye 24 years ago with my husband and young family because, we wanted a better environment for our children. We had many trials and tribulations during our great adventure, but we survived! I intend to write about the great adventure in the future. The blog will post pages of wonderful days out on this wonderful island under the heading (out and about on Skye). We own Dunshee Bed and Breakfast and enjoy providing hospitality for people from all over the world.

Love Nature: We are fortunate to have a croft and a wildflower meadow which runs along the banks of the river Roskhill .I named this Oran Uisge wildlife reserve- this means “song of water” in Gaelic. I love the natural world, which brings me great happiness and contentment. Living on Skye brings you closer to nature especially, the weather and wild landscapes. These inspire my art and poetry which, are my favourite pastimes. The blog will share excerpts of my poems, samples of my art and Warren’s fantastic photographs. The blog is a record of the flora and fauna I discover on the meadow during my daily visits and descriptions of the wild weather and dramatic landscapes. My intention is to try and bring the Skye experience into your home through, images, videos, descriptions and poetry. I have a strong interest in nature conservation and hope to develop a wildlife pond this year.

Love Life: I enjoy daily life, living on this beautiful island and working with local people and families. I work in a small primary school with only eight pupils. I hear lots of tales from the children who, live on crofts , telling me about trying to catch Granny’s cow before coming to school or Daddy drove his quad bike into a ditch. The blog will post pages, images and videos of conservation projects I am involved in. We have a 2.5-acre croft , next to the house and we are preparing for the poly tunnel and chickens. The Lifestyle section will post pages on mindfulness, tranquil places and healing powers of nature. Favourite recipes using foraged berries and plants when I can will be in this section too.

“More positive thoughts,

keep smiling everyday,

Life will be better”

Wildlife Reserve

Òran Uisge (Gaelic for song of water) is a wildlife reserve which runs along the banks of the river Roskhill. The reserve ( meadow) is part of the original croft which we bought three years ago. The croft, Number 1 Roskhill has not been grazed by livestock for over 20 years.

The meadow has over 50 varieties of wildflower, which first appear in May right through to late September. These range from a sea of bluebells in May, three types of orchid in June and July and Meadowsweet and common Valerian in late summer. The scents from the flowers can be intoxicating and can lift your spirits.

     I enjoy writing this blog because, I am passionate about nature. I would like to inspire others to be passionate too. The love of nature is a wonderful gift that, gives you free pleasure for your entire life. It is vital that we all look after the natural world in our own environments.

Favourite quote

Loch Dunvegan and MacLeods Tables

“If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere”

Van Gogh