Feels Like Comfort

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie

24 August 2013
10:14 pm

Dornie, Up North

T. —

You would love the Isle of Skye. We’re staying across the bridge from it, on mainland Scotland in Dornie, where we are staying right across the street from Eilean Donan castle — possibly the most photographed castle in Scotland. Colin Baxter, in particular, has some incredibly famous postcards of it. What an incredible sight to wake up to. I like how the water always disappears into the sky, like a mirror.

A conversation we had at dinner:

What are my top-of-the-list favorite things?

– Books
– Stationary (a wide umbrella category which includes cards, paper, pens, postcards, notebooks, desk things)
– Candles
– Blankets
– Mittens/scarves/socks

We found an incredible place far across the Isle of Skye on the western peninsula of Waternish… a place which uses techniques from tanning to create sheepskin rugs, throws, and covers, tanned to leather and combed out. It’s called SkyeSkynes, and we have come home with two small ones. I’ve draped one over the seat in the car while we were driving, but now one of them is on the floor of our hotel room next to the bed. It feels like you’re touching a cloud. Seriously. Sensory heaven. It just feels like comfort. I can’t wait for winter now.

Too many scenes today looked like they came to life from a postcard:

Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Skye, Scotland

How are you doing? How are the floods?

Stay safe.



One thought on “Feels Like Comfort

  1. It’s so beautiful. So peaceful. I’m in awe. Thank you for these.

    I’m doing okay. The floods have subsided where I am. Yesterday I was able to go out and meet my friends. It rained for a bit, but it was perfect.


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