Monday, 20 October 2014

A FOND FAREWELL TO ISLAND LIFE

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It's been far too long since I managed to sit down and write something on this little blog of mine. Life seems to have been getting in the way. Since I was here last, I've upped and left the beautiful Isle of Lewis and am back living in England. It's been a very long and drawn out process with all the organising, packing, travelling, getting the house habitable, unpacking, medical appointments etc, but I think we're nearly there. It's feels lovely to be set up at my computer, cup of tea to hand, with nothing (except a bit of fatigue) in the way of getting back on track.

There have been lots of things I've wanted to write about since I've been MIA but I know I don't have the energy to cover them all in one post. In the interest of pacing (an essential strategy when you suffer from ME / CFS), I thought I'd share some photos, courtesy of my incredibly talented friend, from the loveliest of days before I left the Western Isles.


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halloumi onions outdoor cooking beach side isle of lewis Dal Mor western isles outer hebrides freckles and all blog island life
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When our friends asked us what we'd like to do as a 'goodbye' to island life, we jumped at their suggestion to have a barbecue by the beach. It seemed such a fitting way to spend one of our last days in the beautiful place we'd really grown to love. When we arrived, we found the tipi set up, fire lit, table laid and blankets at the ready. It was a lovely evening that I will always remember -I had the best time eating incredible food, in a stunning spot surrounded by people I love.


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  1. I just tried commenting but it doesn't seem to have gone through so apologies if you see me comment twice! It's so lovely to see you back blogging and to get updated on all that has been going on. It must have been such a stress physically and mentally with the move, and you must be exhausted but hopefully now you are moved you can get settled in and start recovering. Your farewell party looks so perfect. BBQs on the beach are one of my favourite things to do, even when it's cold (which it looks like it was!) because you can all huddle up around the flames and keep warm. You take care and enjoy your new old home. Lots of love!

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    1. It was a stress Hayley, but it feels so good now it's all out the way. I remember seeing you'd had a BBQ on the beach on your blog actually! You're right that huddling up to keep warm adds something to it.... Hope you're doing as well as possible lovely xxx

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  2. It's lovely to see you blogging again! :) I hope you are all settled in now, and will be able to get back to your old routine before long! These pictures are beautiful. It looks like you had a really nice time! :) xx

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny :) And thank you again for the incredibly kind email- you are the loveliest! xxx

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  3. Yay I'm so glad to see you back blogging! I hope your going well and that the move went nice and smoothly. What a wonderful farewell dinner, it looks like it was a great fun.

    Lennae xxx

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    1. Thanks Lennae! It feels great to have written something again :) xxx

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  4. It's so wonderful to see you here again! Hope you are now settled and will feel better. Take care of yourself, send you lots of love!

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    1. Thank you Polina, sending lots of love your way too :) xxx

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