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Didòmhnaich, 02/Dec/2012

Islay Blogging Roundup #231

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That's a busy weekend quickly coming to an end. The good news is that I've got the Islay Pictures photoblog pretty much up and running again now. I might still tweak it here and there, but all the essentials for now are largely where and how I want them. Also finally got a haircut yesterday and bought new running shoes after completely wearing them out (they were pretty run down already before) while on Islay last week. Today was baking day as usual, I made a Three Flour Flaked Almonds and Sunflower Seeds Bread. And some Bremer Klaben. But now back to the task at hand, the Islay, Jura and Colonsay mentions in the blogs:

Let me start with something I can't understand yet can understand: A Japanese blog writing about the Islay Sessions, where I can't read anything, but can of course understand the two embedded videos.

Erica from Canada says there's Good people on Islay.

Oliver Klimek wonders, Will Bruichladdich Become The New Dalmore? Also from Germany the alkoblog asks Whisky und Stollen - eine gute Kombination? and answers the question with a resounding yes. As Klaben and Stollen are related I'm going to test that next weekend. Guid Scotch Drink has been Tasting Ardbeg Galileo while Kelly and friends went Whisky tasting in Islay, Scotland.

I'm not entirely sure what this is, but apparently you can now get Islay Whisky Snus.

Ron writes about the The Ciara Caskie Allan appeal, Rare Auction of Islay Whiskies for Ciara and the Presentation of Fundraising Cheques for Ciara. Similarly Rachel writes about the Ciara’s Journey Whisky Tasting @ Bruichladdich. David Wood reports from his first four months on Islay in December Islay. Some farming news: The Baby Beef championship goes to RSPB Islay while the Islay Energy Trust reports And here is the weather…..

In Port Ellen Primary's Our Learning Blog we can read about My Awsome Grand Parents, Honestly Grandparents!!!, Grand Parents Are Awesome, MY NINJA GRAND PARENT'S !!! and Supernatural Grandparents!!!! Oh, and there's also SUPER GRANNY. On a slightly different (educational) topic Neil at the Islay History blog writes about Death and Disease on Islay, 1891 and kind of related I found a blog entry about Kildalton Kirkyard, Isle of Islay.

Over on Colonsay the colonsaycroftess had a Happy happy happy day! after (not) finishing her book. Also good news from Jura as in Jura Shop in Craighouse Saved. Back on Islay Justin has got something For people who love the sea, at Christmas…

While I had my own birdwatching success last week with the Peregrine Falcon vs Raven the ever reliable Islay Birds blog has much more to report: While Ian was away James covered and counted Geese, not once, but twice. There were also various sightings from Bob, some sightings from Paul and more Geese count numbers. The Islay Natural History Trust blog brings us Shells - Uiskentuie, Millstones - Ardnish - Rhinns and Autumn Leaves - Port Charlotte. Ron has some good news about Bird Scarers on Islay Power Lines.

With quite a few pictures Clydeside Images says Fancy a Dram? - Head for Islay! Having been away for a while I've got three entries from Mark Unsworth, his first Image of the week is of Loch Indaal while the second Image of the week is from Kilchoman. Finally his third Image of the week is from Kilnaughton Bay. Some slightly different pictures by Coreen in Capturing the essence. On the INHT blog a rather stunning Sunset over Loch Indaal and a Boat Winch - Port na h-Eirinn - Rhinns. Ron has an Aerial View of Port Charlotte Islay as well as the Burn at Port an Eas, Dark Skies over Bowmore Round Church and Sound of Islay at the crack of dawn. On the still fairly new Bruichladdich blipfoto blog we find Otto Hermelin in Warehouse 14 at Bruichladdich, an impression from The Islay Sessions - Port Charlotte Hotel and The Islay Barley Barons. Simon has some unusual pictures in Islay, Inner Hebrides. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Moody November Morning in Machir Bay, November Sunset in Saligo Bay and Night Sky at Kilchoman House Cottages, Isle of Islay.

That's all for today. As usual the reference to the Scottish Roundup, recently with The one with sobbing, weeping, and tears of rage and anger., From the demise of democracy to the wonders of gin. and today with Book Week Scotland and other stories. Good night!

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