A year in the life of...
A Year in the
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.......