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Didòmhnaich, 16/Feb/2014

Islay Blogging Roundup #283

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Yikes, got to be fairly quick tonight, as I'm running late. The Model Thinking course I'm doing at the moment took me longer than expected and I spent a little too much time looking at the damage Friday's storm caused in the village I live in. Luckily no flooding so far, fingers crossed it remains that way as the canal/river through the village is precariously high. But now over to the task at hand, the Islay mentions in the blogs this week:

The Islay whisky: not only whisky, but also chocolate, a recipe I think I need to try, Sea & Scotch Hot Chocolate (made with an Islay whisky). tastes a bunch of whiskies including the Bunnahabhain 40 år 41,7 %, Bunnahabhain Toiteach 46 % and Bunnahabhain 25 år 46,3 %. Onversneden had the Port Charlotte ‘An Turas Mor’. A Dutch whisky magazine/blog writes about Gartbreck, de 9e distillery op Islay.

The visits (and similar posts): Bunky writes about the Secret Garden and a Downward Slope. David announces the Fly Fish Islay Trip June 2013. John visits Islay - Island of Geese while Julia travels to Tarbert and on to Islay before going out to Killinallen - sunshine and sand. Maggie writes about Garden Gnomes in Scotland and found some on Islay, although I think she hasn't found the best ones yet…

The local bloggers: On the Our Learning Blog of Port Ellen Primary a huge number of new posts including Alicia & Camerons Fractions RAP, the Junior Saltire Awards, Ae Fond Kiss and School Rugby. The Dower House reports from Floods, snow and cold cold feet!, When the sun shines on Islay! all the while Katie was Trying to get lost on Islay (luckily only on the roads, much easier in the hills…). The IECBS has Exciting news…..we are now over the £300,000 mark with the actual total standing at £305,550. Huge thanks and keep it coming!

This, that and the other: Ron writes about New Accommodations on Islay. A Hauf Stop writes about "The Maggie" 1954, which was partially filmed on Islay, see "The Maggie" 1954 Islay etc.

The birdwatching and wildlife: Gordon Yates has been back on Islay and wrote about it in Snow Geese. On the Islay Birds blog we can read about the Bowmore to Gartbreck bird count, James blogging the Hampshire birders sightings as Ian's internet was snowed in and back from Ian again the Rochdale birders sightings. John Armitage writes about Geese,thrushes and water! and a topic close to his heart in an E-petition update. The RSPB Islay blog brings us Just another average day on The Oa…, More wintery scenes and Today at The Oa…

And to finish as usual the pictures: P6/7 of Port Ellen Primary participated in a Photography Competion while Tim Collier shares Ancient Islay, Kilnave And Kildalton. From my own Islay Pictures photoblog I've picked Sunny Bowmore across Loch Indaal, the Waves breaking in Machir Bay and Ardnave Farm and passing Geese, Isle of Islay.

That's it for this week, good night!

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