Sunday 20 April 2014

Skye in my Heart (and pocket)

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

                                       Faerie Glen
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!
Have a good week.x


  1. Such beautiful photos! Its lovely to have reminders of special places isn't it, they definitely help you to relax amongst the stresses of modern life :) x

    1. Thank you. I'll be gazing at the photos quite a bit this week I think!