Solar panels

July 2021 One of our aims in our Hebridean lifestyle is to detach from the central power grid and produce our own electricity from sources such as sun and wind. In this post, we report on how far we’ve got with harnessing solar power. Earlier this year we purchased 6 solar panels from a company

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Summer garden

June 2021 Our rhododendron in full bloom This is now our third summer in our Hebridean home and we’ve made good headway with the garden, especially in experimenting with growing a range of fruit and vegetables in the challenging horticultural conditions of the Outer Hebrides. Some of the things we’ve managed to do so far

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Starting a food movement

Photo by Filip Urban on Unsplash In 2021 a group of extremely dedicated and motivated people, based primarily in the Scottish Highlands, made the bold decision to address the question: “What do we want our food system to look like by 2030?” The Highland Good Food Movement aims to transform the way food is produced

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Our living room

January 2021 Since we moved into our house in May 2019, we’ve been more or less renovating non-stop. We started with the rooms necessary to enable us to open the B&B, then we moved on to ‘less urgent’ rooms. Our living room falls under the latter category and we started work on that in October

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Slow fashion

November 2020 On 1st December 2006 we were married in the Town Hall in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. As a native Bavarian, Rudi wore traditional costume, which included Lederhosen, a Charivari and a loden jacket. I also went for the traditional look and bought a Dirndl for the occasion. The photo shows us wearing the same outfits

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Eco-bathroom

October 2020 One of the rooms in our house which we’ve worked hard to make eco-friendly is our bathroom, and we’re pleased to report we’re (almost) there. The way we see an eco-friendly bathroom is free of plastics and toxic chemicals, and with minimal water and energy use. These are some of the changes we

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