We were having a clan MacStarke gathering in the northwest of the island at Glendale. With an outpost here at Colbost for me and Mr Starke.
Perhaps these chaps would have welcomed some rain?
And piping's hot work too..
Looking down to the Cuillin
tho' one morning she was a bit upset to find these ladies had got to the beach first.
This beach was just in front of The Three Chimneys, www.threechimneys.co.uk which was just a short hop away from Mr Starke and me at Silverdale. Even in heels. And I didn't actually hop.
But I did enjoy some scrumptious food. We feasted on some of the best that Scotland has to offer; great raw ingredients made even more special by the great cooking. It was a feast for the eyes too, garnished with edible flowers and foraged plants. Tiny nasturtiums are peppery; who knew?
Like all the best gatherings there was lots of chat, retelling old stories and making new ones. Remembering the people who couldn't be there, thinking about ones yet to come.
Finishing up in the House Over By, yes those are madeleines. But we started with cheese scones.