Four months on Barra, a Third of my #Barragapyear completed....

Yesterday was my FOUR month anniversary and I honestly can’t believe it! This morning had me rushing about in the morning because I just wanted to get out and onto a Barra beach so that I can breath in the air before I fly back to the mainland for 4 days of Prancing Jack Productions madness. Now I’ve spent four months watching friends and family arrive and leave from the Barra beach on the Loganair Twin Otter this will be my FIRST time! Rather be looking for otters than flying in one.

Fly back, ooft, this is going to be interesting, I’m not the bravest person in the air so deep breath Eileen - it is going to be fine! Yea right…..

ONE - I don’t want to be on a plane back to the Glasgow

TWO - I don’t want to be leaving Barra! and this is why- scenes of the high tide on Vatersay and the magnificent stones this morning!

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Somebody is really happy to spending time home alone on Barra for the first time!! Sometimes I just can’t remember why I married him!!??

Bad bad husband!!

Bad bad husband!!

So in a few hours I’ll be racing down the M77 towards Ayrshire and somehow it will not feel the same…..

This morning’s drive back from Vatersay…not exactly the M8/M77!

This morning’s drive back from Vatersay…not exactly the M8/M77!

Now this photograph isn’t from today but I love it. Took it when out with my walk with Sarah on Cleat last week and it just needs to be added to my Blog! Love the colours and energy…..I’m going to miss it for the next 4 days (roll on Saturday) xx

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Well Jackson got back safe to Barra on Sunday, you should have seen his wee face when he stepped off the plane, he was one happy man! So was the dug. She was sitting on the blue fence waiting for him and of course he whistled to attract her attention. She leapt out my arms, bolted off to greet him, and we got a few stern faces as she ran across the sand towards the plane to be with him!!! Sorry guys, unconditional love knows no boundaries or airport regulations.

Daddy’s Home…..

Daddy’s Home…..

It was good to have him home, and he was quick to get his feet up. It was a busy few days filming on the mainland and he was kean to get out and capture the beautiful skies. So we headed out and spent the evening out on Seal Bay watching the seals, watching us….. they are everywhere just bobbing about. Cheeky wee monkeys!

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Thai hardly noticed the seals, so when she wasn’t looking up and idolising her Daddy, she was searching for those pesky rabbits. All you can see of course his her rearend peaking out from the burrows!!

there’s a rabbit in here somewhere!

there’s a rabbit in here somewhere!

It has been lovely having all our visitors coming to stay with us on the island and we are now on our own in the house until Christmas. Of course in the north of the island, it has been great to having Irene and Archie staying at Crannag Cottage, for five weeks, and for them. too, the time is flying past as they have been with us now for over two weeks. Irene is absolutely loving her time painting and fully embracing the elements! #Barrartventure

Irene and I both agree that living here is like walking on clouds and she just made me smile when last night she sent me over this picture of her painting of us walking in the reflections on Vatersay. Can you spot Thai? It absolutely captures the past FOUR months……

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So as I said earlier, I’m heading off back to the mainland and actually getting to stay in our new house in Doonfoot, Ayr. It is ONE whole month since the removal men deposited our worldly possessions there under the guidence of my son Adam. I’ve never stepped inside it before, I’ve only seen pictures on Rightmove so here’s hoping I like it! It will also be great to catch up with Adam and play some board games. Although I do seem to have more quality time talking to him on Facebook Messenger than when I actually lived with him. That’s the joys of having a geek for a son!

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I’m going to so miss the island, Jackson and of course Thai.

One armed bandit…..

One armed bandit…..

Well the diary is full and overflowing for the next four days! Meetings in Ayr and Glasgow with five clients and I’m out on two film shoots for South Ayrshire Council - Active Schools, it is going to be manic but I’m sure time will fly. Now talking about flying it is time to get to the airpor, put on my big girl pants and bravely climb aboard…..eeek! Thankfully Archie will be joining me as he need to get back for 10 days for visitors, grand children and club meetings. Get ready to hold my hand!

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Eileen Frater