If you have followed my blog for a while you will be aware that I have a deep love for the Isle of Skye. I have written about it before and some of my art is inspired by the cottages and open spaces.
We spent the first week of the Easter holidays there in a lovely cottage at Kyle Akin. Nearby Castle Moil provided lots of photo opportunities!
We visited favourite places
and a few new ones.
Old Man of Storr
It was lovely to spend some slow, uncluttered time as a family.
There is something about Skye that stays with me long after we leave. It is like a safe haven in a busy life and when things get tough my thoughts often slip back there.
Shortly after we get there I can feel my soul quieten and settle....I feel that I can breathe again.
I know that holiday destinations often bring more peace and relaxation than everyday life, but we have visited beautiful places that I have admired, explored, really enjoyed spending time in and left without regret.
Whenever I leave Skye a little piece of my heart stays behind in the lochs, the mountains, the trees, the wildness and the stillness.
On Tuesday life returns to normal- work, school and the build up towards exam time. I will slip back into my role supporting, shopping, cleaning, but I may just pop a Skye pebble (or beach-combed pottery)into my pocket to remind me to take each moment as it comes and daydream of big skies and driving back across that bridge!