Annie's Blog

On Saturday Robin launched his Fit as a Fiddle challenge in aid of Music in Hospitals and Care, Scotland. He played a range of fiddle tunes that he has composed to celebrate special occasions for family and friends. The video link is of Robin playing the tune, Palace Stores which he composed for the wedding of Caron and Ian of our own village store in Birsay, which is adjacent to Annie's

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Our current guests at Annie's Place have asked if there will be puffins on Brough of Birsay yet.  Sadly for them I had to say that they are not likey to be there just now as guests generally see then in late April /early May. At that time last year and on into July, I was fortunate to identify a spot on the Brough where there was always at least

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 After some rather bleak weather across the UK these past few days, the sun re-appeared over Birsay Bay throughout today and this evening: just in time for the Easter holidays and our next guests' arrival. It has been such a beautiful day for us to start tidying the garden once we had finished preparing Annie's Place for our Easter guests. They left home in snow and arrived to see a view

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