Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Happiness, holidays and the Hebrides

Just back from nearly two weeks on the lovely Hebridean island of Colonsay. I'm reluctant to extol it's virtues too much since I'm not sure that I want too many people to know about it!

It was lovely to be with my family and my soon to be son-in-law Owen, in addition to longstanding fellow Colonsay-ites, the Greaves family along with Alex. And then several good friends who joined us for a few days to celebrate my forthcoming 60th birthday. I so appreciated the effort everyone made since Colonsay is not easy to get to.

One of the many reasons that we have returned so many times is the spending of time doing simple things, like walking, talking, cycling, reading, 'golfing' (you would understand why the quotes if you knew the course), and all in a beautiful setting. OK Hebridean weather can be truly awful but we probably had 50% of the time with lovely clear bright days. And then there was then Folk Festival with truly superb music. One of the performers was Roberto Diana, a humble Sardinian guitarist with extraordinary skill.

Here he is performing on Colonsay's lovely Kiloran beach.

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