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Didòmhnaich, 09/Dec/2012

Islay Blogging Roundup #232

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Another busy weekend coming to an end, getting a few things done. Yesterday caught up on some admin and added some new products to Armin's Little Islay Shop. Earlier today I finished my latest Islay video, November Sunset at Saligo Bay, Isle of Islay, more about the hopefully tomorrow. More baking this afternoon, first I made another Three Flour Flaked Almonds and Sunflower Seeds Bread and while I'm writing this another Bremer Klaben is in the oven. Time to look at the Islay, Jura and Colonsay mentions in the blogs this week:

Let me start with two ‘new’ blogs I (finally) spotted this week, An Sionnach Ìle, From Maine to the Queen of the Hebrides being the first. It started with Fàilte! a few months ago, since then we could read about Ruined Chapels, Dramatic Beaches, and Many a Cow, A Leap into History, an excursion to The Hawks of Jura (and a few deer too) and most recently A New Outlook. The second blog is Am Bothan {the bothy}, where we can read about moving, settling in, shorter days and on a Sunday.

On The Malt Diary we find a whole series of Islay whisky tastings this week, Tasting 5 Laphroaigs, 3 1998'ers, Four peaters from different distilleries, just for comparisons sake, Tasting 7 Kilchomans, Tasting no less than 8 Caol Ilas and Tasting 5 Lagavulins are on offer. On the Huffington Post writer, photographer and filmmaker Rupert Parker writes Planet Appetite: Secrets of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. On the Bruichladdich site we can read about A Research Project into Whisky Maturation. Gordon brings us his Best of the Year 2012, most of it whisky related. It's an Islay whisky (Bunnahabhain to be precise), so Best of British: Crab, Leek and Whisky Soup deserves a mention as well.

Re-JIG announce their Biofuels Project while on the Islay Energy Trust blog we find the West Islay Tidal Array seek Business Community Views. The Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary School covers a variety of topics including the Ciara Caskie Allan Appeal Walk From Port Ellen To Bowmore, the St Andrews Ceilidh, a trip to the FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AT LOCHGILPHEAD and of course the Christmas Fair. Rachel writes about ISLAY TO LADAKH AND BACK and EuropeTravel has an Interview with Rachel MacNeill of Wild and Magic Islay & Whiskey for Girls.

From Colonsay, on the Island at the Edge blog, we find news about a New freight handling system for Colonsay International Airport and hear that Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) arrives in Colonsay…

The Islay Birds blog updates us on the bird sightings this week, among others a variety of sightings by Mary, bird count results from James and Curlew and other birds at Machir Bay. The Islay Natural History Trust blog in the meanwhile brings us a Mottled Umber and pictures from A Woodcock drive at Dunlossit.

To finish the pictures, Ron has a picture of an Amazing Islay Sunrise. Mark Unsworth's Image of the week shows us Loch Indaal from a different viewpoint. The Bruichladdich Blipfoto blog has Woodcock shoot - Dunlossit Estate and Petrus and La Tour casks. On the INHT blog are pictures of Machir Bay and Painterly Clouds - Machir Bay. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I think I should go for the new posts, which were McArthur’s Head Lighthouse on a Dreich Day, November Sunset and Waves at Saligo Bay and of course Stars above a Moonlit Kilchoman Cross, Isle of Islay.

That's it for this week, time to get the Bremer Klaben out of the oven. After the reference to the Scottish Roundup of course, this week with Comfort after a grim week. Good night!

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