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Sunday, 16/Dec/2007

Islay Blogging Roundup #14

It is late Sunday afternoon on, I think you know what that means: Yes, it's Islay Blogging Roundup time. As usual a large mug of tea and some cake are ready to support me through what the blogs have been writing about Islay this week. Another wee dram of Laphroaig Quarter Cask is waiting for later, what else could I have after this morning's entry? So, what mentions did Islay get in the blogs this week?

Last week birdwatching on Islay was covered towards the end of the roundup, so let's start with it this week. The Islay Birds blog has a number of interesting sightings to report, including a pair of Yellowhammer (with picture of one of them) and Goose count figures of 47,926 Barnacle Geese and 6,726 Greenland Whitefronts. Almost as soon as he started with blogging Jeremy Hastings takes a break from blogging for is annual leave, but not before telling us about his highlights for 2007.

IslayIan in the meantime is thinking about the next part of Islay High School development and is thinking about Learn2Learn. Some interesting reflections about learning how to learn and how to prepare the pupils on Islay for the future.

In a way staying with the topic of education I found Jenny Soep's: Bit of a Newsletter/Connect/Expo/Big Draw. Jenny visited Port Charlotte Primary and was very impressed by it.

A big jump to the other side of the planet, to Japan. The entry is slightly older, but I only discovered M's Whisky Diary this week. It has a quite detailed entry about the Spot the whisky barrel competition, which makes it worth the late mention. Takeshi Mogi in the meantime covers the launch of the Discover Islay website.

The new Discover Islay website also creates some interest by Ron in the Netherlands, who isn't entirely convinced by it as he points out in his Discover Islay Website Launched entry. For some balance he also publishes the official press release ‘Winter is a Perfect Time to Discover Islay’ later in the week.

Earlier in the week I mentioned the pier problems with someone suggesting a bridge between Islay and Jura. The Bruichladdich Blog has an interesting update on the topic, apparently the bridge already exists. At least in Microsoft's Flight Simulator.

I haven't received one yet, but after reading Hebdomeros: Now That's Classy I'm hoping for more mail from Laphroaig over the next few days.

And with that I'm closing this week's Islay Blogging Roundup, it has been a fairly quiet week I think. With Christmas rapidly approaching I suspect next week might be even quieter. As usual I leave you with the link to the Scottish Roundup and this weeks Fore! for the bigger picture.

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