Apologies folks. I’ve been slacking seriously on the post writing front but not for lack of activity. The last few weeks have been busy…ooh so busy! We moved, yet again, to a farm house close to the croft which we have now, officially taken on. Yorick, myself and the boys have been spending the last few evenings walking and dreaming and enjoying the beautiful panorama from the high spots. The weather has been glorious and finally the ground has dried so no more welly boots stuck in the mud…for the time being.

I have yet to take photos but as soon as I do I’ll show you all.

A couple of weeks ago we went with my nephews and Lois to a traditional ploughing event in Connel. It was taking place on a field from which you could see across the loch to the farmhouse where my grandfather was born and the church where he and my granny were buried. Most of the farmer’s from Lismore were there as well as, it turned out, a whole batch of second, third cousins and nephews, some of whom I had never met and others I had and relished hearing stories and rekindling connections.

Tom, Ruben, James and Archie

It weas funny to recognise features and the twinkle in the eye of my father and his family. And yes, the wayward, fuzzy hair…that too.

The kids were bored after a while but Tom, loving all things farming was enthralled for the longest by the old Massey Ferguson’s and heavy footed horses.

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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