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Nic Goddard
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As I type the wind is howling around the caravan. Ferries have been disrupted today, already cancelled for tomorrow and the wind turbine is tied up against forecast gales. My reaction to this - to my Mum on the phone last night, and to a random tourist I wa...

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The 'Oh look, it's a whole new masterplan Masterplan'
I think we might be on v3. Or maybe even v3.1 Never be afraid to upgrade, enhance or completely change your masterplan. In our case I think we may be doing a little bit of all of the above. The current Masterplan is a cob house build in 2015. We're starting...

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And then there were four...
I know it is only October but there is a real 'end of season' feeling here. The winter ferry timetable kicks in in the next week or so, the hostel is closed for the winter, the teashop is only open for limited times. We have turned round our 'produce this w...

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I tend not to focus on the can nots. On the things we are not able to do. Mostly because I do believe that in the main it is what we can't do yet rather than what we can't do. That if we actually wanted to do something then we could. I think that what we do...

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Autumn watching
It's stunning on Rum just now. The colours are fantastic, photos don't do it justice and words fall way short. There is a smell of woodsmoke in the air and the sun (which continues to keep putting in an almost daily appearance) is hanging low in the sky giv...

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Thrust into autumn
With the autumn equinox so we have been thrust straight into the changed season. Our usual Calmac ferry is off for it's annual time in drydock so we have had a combination of various other vessels bringing our freight and visitors. That makes for a fair lev...

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Masterplan revisited
The masterplan to build a nissen hut this year has not come to fruition. This has not been the only part of this years plans which has not quite panned out. However, the measure of a person is not whether they make all their plans work out, but how they ada...

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Cob adventures part - lost count!
After the sagging incident we spent a week lighting small fires in the oven to harden it off inside. We cut out some of the sagged cob to ensure the door still fit and then made another batch of cob, this time with straw. This time it took just an hour or s...

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September so far...
We are enjoying the indian summer - anything which prolongs the sunshine is good by me. Tomatoes are ripening daily and I made my first batch of chutney today, brambles are still being picking although I have now used up all my jars so am freezing them for ...
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