1 EAGLETON NOTES: Plans

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Plans

Spike Milligan said "We haven't got a plan so nothing can go wrong!" He probably wasn't the first and he certainly won't be the last to say that because Marcel and I use it all the time.

A week ago my visitors left. It had been an enjoyable and busy week. I had no more visitors or commitments untilI I was to go away on 1 April.  By Tuesday evening, however, everything had changed: a friend of four decades came to stay at two day's notice and other visitors came to the Island for the eclipse. So after a wonderfully enjoyable five days I am now visitorless and, as rain is forecast for much of this week, I should be able to catch up indoors and in Blogland before I go away to the Big City next week.

Two visitors (who were not actually staying with me) came to see the eclipse at the Callanish Standing Stones. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I showed them some of our other sights as well which were as spectacular as ever despite the fact that it is still more like winter than spring most days.

Dalmore 
More Dalmore
Carol Kirkwood was at Callanish for the eclipse. She was as delightful in person as she is on the television.
When the crowds had left we had The Stones to ourselves
Reef Sands

17 comments:

  1. Not only did you get Carol but you got clear skies. It looks Scorchio.

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    1. It's been good Adrian but definitely not hot....not even warm.

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  2. Yes look almost tropical in that last photo. What a busy time you have had. Will you blog about the eclipse GB?

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    1. Unfortunately Carol I didn't get any photos of the eclipse because it was too cloudy in Eagleton and although it was a big event I happened to be on the phone at the time sorting a problem out and all that happened was that it went a bit darker. I was quite disappointed really.

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  3. ahh, I would love to have the scenic environment that you enjoy! I love visitors, but usually I need a day or two to recover afterwards.

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    1. I am exceptionally fortunate Norma and I never forget it.

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  4. In these photos, I can especially see how very different your environs are to mine. And yet, the two of us thrive by being able to walk about and talk about and photograph the places we love so, so much. Beautiful pictures indeed!

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    1. Yes Peace we are indeed fortunate in our environs.

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  5. What lovely photos. I love the first one, where the water looks like green glass. And the photo of the desolate stones. Such a fascinating place. Thanks, GB.

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    1. DeeDee I'm sure that you'd love it here ...... for a visit anyway.

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  6. You know you always "get" me with those wide open spaces!

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    1. Meike one of the things that we both appreciate is space.

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  7. The ultimate gracious host...no wonder you've been MIA for a while.
    Lovely photos as always.

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    1. Yes Virginia - so that's two of us MIA recently!

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    2. True....I am up to my neck with work....helping my daughter whip her dad's house into shape so she can move in at month end....no rest for the weary they say.

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  8. Island life is usually quiet and peaceful. When you get many visitors it seems very fast and busy. However, you did a good job to look after all the visitors.

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    1. Red, visitors give me a reason to go an see all the beauty by which I am surrounded and I love that as well as their company.

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