There has been a distinct lack of activity on my website for a while, but there was a good reason for this silence. My mind was elsewhere and I exchanged the mouse for a paintbrush and screwdriver for a while. As some of you will know we have long dreamed about a move to Scotland. Over the last few years the dream morphed into a plan and a few months ago the plan became reality. We are now the proud owner/occupiers of An Doras Dearg, a former crofters cottage on Skye.
Painting the door red was one of the first things we did (thanks Fred!) and we are very pleased with the result. We have lived here now for a few months and have enjoyed every minute of it. As a photographer I cannot think of a better place to be. I knew the island pretty well before the move, but exploring it in detail and sharing the beauty I encounter is a joy. We have been blessed with a bit of an Indian summer, with bright sunny days and temperatures of 18 Celcius at the end of October. That was a great introduction to Skye weather, but I know it won’t last forever. In fact, it is grey and raining this morning, but the good thing about Skye weather is that it can change very quickly and tomorrow promises to have some more sunshine.
I have been thinking about some of the business opportunities for photographers that exist on Skye and have some exiting news to share with you in my next post.