Monthly Archives: July 2016

Grasspoint, Mull

Another lazy morning at the cottage yesterday, then out for a walk after lunch to Grasspoint, about 3 miles away from here. With binoculars around our necks and cameras at the ready (Niall took six – yes, six! with him) … Continue reading

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CLMooc Map

Yesterday Daniel posted a link to last year’s CLMooc Google map, and that prompted me to set one up for this year (link here if the embed does not work) To pin yourself to this map, navigate to where you … Continue reading

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Ardalanish Farm, Mull

We stayed up far too late on Sunday night, so Monday morning was a lazy time checking what was going on in CLMooc and drinking lots of tea. I’d discovered that Ardalanish Farm, a mere 30 miles away, had a working … Continue reading

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String Postcards

As some folk will know, as part of Karen’s postcard project I made some string art cards and sent them around the world. This week, in preparation for CLMooc 2016, I : added a basic “how to” to the CLMooc Make … Continue reading

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You don’t always get what you want

A constant refrain in our office is that we wish people would tell us what they’d like to be able to do, instead of telling us what they think they want. So they will go to conferences and see shiny … Continue reading

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This week we’re staying in a wee cottage on Mull, so yesterday we drove up through Glencoe and up to Lochaline to get the wee ferry across. Niall was frustrated throughout the journey with painfully slow (and erratic) drivers, and … Continue reading

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Who am I this month?

I had meant to spend more time crafting my intro to  CLMooc16 – trying out some tools I’d not used before, curating some of my digital artefacts – that sort of thing. But then Brexit happened, and everything changed. For … Continue reading

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I’m getting into the habit of taking photos when something in the garden catches my eye, so when I saw this week’s challenge I swiped through my recent pics on my camera. Look up, down and all around in search … Continue reading

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