SEO v Baking Bread

I remember in college, with dissertation looming large, the back of the oven and the sticky bit under the fridge became vital preoccupations. So did eating chocolate and smoking rollies. Today’s “dissertation” is Search Engine Optimisation, otherwise known as SEO. For those who have managed to avoid the dreary art of marketing online, it is…

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A Willow bower for the ladies

A mysterious lull in orders has given me the opportunity to revamp the ailing hen shelter with an extra course of living willow. This is all in a bid to lure them out of the vegetable garden where they have been strutting and fluffing and dusting to their hearts’ content, eating slug eggs and pecking…

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Time Out

The island can be a bit of a womb; Comforting and consuming but hard to leave . However, we managed last week and bolted down to Edinburgh for a city stint with scraggy dog in tow. Great to have my Damon Buzz (aka Phillip Pullman Dark Materials) nearby, however dogs in cities do cramp ones…

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Cushions

You either love them, or you HATE them. Having made and sold them for 13 years I think I can safely say that the majority of women and house proud/gay men would place themselves in camp 1 while a mighty blast of blokes would stride cocksure into camp 2. This includes my husband who can…

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Sheep thoughts

An early start and a mucky, late evening gathering and preparing the hoggets for their final and only journey off the croft to the slaughterhouse on Mull. We can only hope that their year and three quarters of herb rich, mineral licking,  island roaming has been good for them and that their end will be…

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TITTLE TATTLE

Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad you do, but I can’t help musing as I sew the fourth “clucky egg cosy” of the morning that these who spend well earned, precious finances on tweed fancies to keep eggs warm must be bonkers! I mean Yorick (my other half), was up well into the night watching…

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A CLOUDED SUN

 This week the island mourns the death of our post lady, friend and familiar island face. Each one of us feel something of the impact that such a loss has on her children, siblings and mother who fortunately are nearby enough for round the clock community love and support. At times like these we recognise…

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Sprains and strains

Despite the glorious drug that is winter sun, these last two days have proved a bit of a strain or should I say sprain. Young Tom flipped dramatically in his skates at school and has consequently sprained, fractured or possibly broken his ankle. Unfortunately he was not able to keep the leg still long enough to…

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Storm in a teacup.

Oh oh… Big gales forecast for tomorrow AND Friday. I can hear the wind hurtling in form the west, moaning and sometimes howling and battering the roof slates, limbering up for the full, unadulterated rammy! An air of apprehension and excitement as to what force nature will throw at us tomorrow and how we may…

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