Hello again. Back to my computer and textiles and a list as long as my arm of to do’s and resolutions.

The festive season was cosy and boozy. Lots of visits and singing (after rediscovering the beatles for buskers book) and, of course, the Campbell Ceilidh on the 29th.This has become a yearly fixture when all of us daughters (except Alison in Canada sadly) and our cousin Jan invite friends and family to play, dance and eat.

My sister, Mairi and brother in law, Dave, provided the music with their band, Bella McNab’s. They were fantastic, great beat..lovely feel. Ada, my niece, who is 11 years old played Clarsach amongst a very talented folk band of friends. Blown away with the talent of this next generation emerging..there are exciting sounds to come…I know it!

On the way back from Edinburgh we stopped at a car park on Ranoch Moor only to be greeted by two magnificent stags who have sussed that there are rich pickings to be had by passing tourists. Visit Scotland could not have dreamt up a finer advert for the highlands. It was almost too twee to appreciate.

Tom has decided that a deer park is the way to go with our crofting plans. I prefer seeing them in the wild personally.

Stag on Ranoch Moor

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

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