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A Year in the Life

1/08/10 - A Year in the Life

First day of blogging! It seems to me, there is something a little bit narcissistic about this blogging malarkey, I mean who really wants to read about me and my life? Having said that, last year when Andy and I travelled across the States for 3and a half weeks in a Dodge Charger, we kept a blog diary of our travels and really enjoyed the process. The main reason for doing it was that we knew that we’d forget a lot of where we had been, what we had seen and whom we had met and sadly true, but we really enjoy going back to it even now for some happy reminiscing – I like the online diary idea...... The other reason was for our family and friends to keep up with our journey and send us messages. It was a very enjoyable process so I’ve decided to “give it another go” for the Gigha website. I don’t have a clue if anyone is out there reading this, but this time next year, I can have a read of this diary and a little giggle to myself...

If anyone is interested in the USA road trip see http://gighatomontana.blogspot.com/


I recently watched the marvellous Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia (The film follows Powell, a government employee who decides to cook her way through legendary cook Julia Child's classic cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in one year's time out of her small Queens kitchen. Powell blogs her daily experiences, gaining a loyal following along the way). I was really envious of that year and the fact that someone thought to do that before me. Soooooo I’m not going to do that exactly but there may well be a bit of recipe testing along the way and, as I can’t usually speak for 10 minutes without mentioning food in some way, I’m sure you get the picture.
It seems appropriate to give a small introduction to those of you who don’t know who I am and how I came to live here on the beautiful island of Gigha. My name is Viv Oliver, I am 56 years old and have lived here for 10 years now. My husband Andy and I came here to run Gigha Stores but sadly after only three years my left knee finally gave up on me so we sold the shop and decided to build a house here on the island. Our house was the first to be completed after the community buy out and as well as Andy and myself, my Mum and Dad live in a semi detached, purpose built annexe. We have two en suite B & B rooms and we are lucky to have lots of lovely visitors from April to October each year. We also have 14 hens so our guests can enjoy lovely fresh eggs for breakfast and that sometimes means that we have a surplus supply so I had considered writing about how I used the extra eggs each week in the style of Powell! Who knows? Watch this space.......



 

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