24 August 2013
Dornie, Up North
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?
– Stationary (a wide umbrella category which includes cards, paper, pens, postcards, notebooks, desk things)
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:
How are you doing? How are the floods?