"I’m Katie, the owner of this ‘suitcase’ full of travel stories. I’m a twenty-something Scottish islander and International Relations graduate with a love of politics, reading, coffee, chocolate, writing, and of course, travelling. When I’m not blogging or trying to see the world, you’ll find me busy with my day job as a local journalist, which I love – every day is different."
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Every now and then something one reads hits a chord.
People get sniffy about all sorts of things: the popularity of Cav and Pag or Mozart Forty or Classic FM or Jack Vettriano. Some I know add Facebook to that list. I like Cav and Pag. I like Mozart's Fortieth. I would doubtless listen to Classic FM occasionally if it were available in the Hebrides. I enjoyed some of the early Vettrainos long before he was as popular as he is today. I enjoy Facebook as a way of keeping up with news and friends in different parts of the country and the world.
Today a neighbour shared a post on Facebook: a post from an Islander's blog. That post hit a chord.
It was from a blog by Katie MacLeod entitled "Stories My Suitcase Could Tell". Katie writes:
The post was entitled "On Leaving Home, and Loving the Hebrides" and describes the bond between Islanders and their Island.
I wasn’t brought up on the island and have only lived here for forty of my seventy years but I feel the feelings she described. I am the first generation of my family living here. The second generation was brought up here and is married into the island as well. I think my son would write as Katie has written. I hope that his children will feel as she does and write as she has.