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2/9/10 - The Chiefs Blog

2nd September 2010

Since I have been designated chief “blogger” I suppose I had better get writing!
I have been off the island again this time to a family wedding in the south of England.
Having slept in 5 different beds over the course of a week I was glad to get home to my own bed! (And before anyone starts spreading rumours – yes, I was on my own in the beds!)
While I was away I missed the AGM of the Trust, which I understand was a pleasant and positive meeting. Since there were not enough candidates to fill the vacant positions on the board I find myself back on the board without an election. And by now I expect most of you have heard that I am also the chairperson. Since I came home I have been very busy catching up with everything that has gone on since I came off the board last year. The difficult bit is that I don’t know which week I am in! I don’t think I have actually missed any appointments or meetings yet.

I’m just checking up in my diary to see what has been going since I last wrote.
July of course was a very wet month. August was better. The weather seemed to improve the minute the children went back to school! The school are getting a new car park at the back which means there will be less congestion in front of the shop during school time. Most of the children are now coming to school on their bicycles since the school car has been stopped; (One of the council cutbacks). At the moment they go to the front gate of the school and as some of them are new to cycling and quite young without a lot of road sense it would be good for those coming from the ferry and going to the ferry take extra care at school time. The children start school at 9am and finish at 3pm.When the car park is finished they will be going to it. There is also an extension to the playground beside the park. With so many children in the school now they need the extra space.

The raft race was at the end of July. Not a particularly nice day but the folk on the rafts didn’t care as they were getting wet anyhow. There has been a report elsewhere about it so won’t write anymore except to say that I was lucky enough to win some clams in the raffle and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
The next week I won a huge hamper of goodies in a raffle! It came in very handy as my son and daughter-in-law were visiting that weekend. The village hall committee were having a soup and filled roll lunch to raise funds for the hall. They made an excellent job of it. Thank you and well done. I was very disappointed not to win anything in the next raffle!!

We are still having our church services in the hall or the hotel. The work on the roof is finished but the painters still have a bit too do and then of course there will be a big clean up. We hope to be back in the church on 12th September. This week we are having a Fete or “Fayre” in the manse garden. The forecast is for good weather and we hope lots of people come to that.

The fruit harvest has started here. The manse apples are ready also the plums in Achamore gardens and there are loads of brambles and rowans. I have been busy making jelly. It is very pleasant out in the sunshine picking brambles. I haven’t started on the plums yet.

In my garden I have a pink Hebe which is full of flowers at the moment. The butterflies and bees are loving it. There seems to me to have been fewer red admirals this year but more peacock butterflies, and there have definitely been less cabbage whites. I have had excellent vegetables this year with very few caterpillars on the cabbages and broccoli and no carrot fly. Some one told me that growing pot marigolds beside the carrots would keep away the fly and it worked and you get a bonus of all those orange flowers. My leeks are doing reasonably well! How are all those other GLUG members doing?



 

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