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Guests to Annie's Place have not been able to enjoy Esme's Eggs recently because suddenly they have turned into little chicks! As photos below show.....10 tinies with their caring mum.   A chick in the hand...?? We are now calling them Rhona's chicks because she looks after them three times a day and checks they are safe from rats and the new threat to birdlife in Orkney...stoats.   We saw two stoats frolicking around Skara

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Self catering guests to Annie's Place often see wonderful sunsets from our garden wall. Recently the cloud formation along the horizon behind the Brough of Birsay made me think of cartoon characters from a Wal Disney film dancing along the top of the sea! The effect in real life was more dramatic than the pictures below but hopefully a little of the drama is evident. Note the flash from the

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We are excited that soon Annie's Place our self catering accommodation in Orkney will be having a make - over but not to bring it up to date, but rather to affirm its heritage. Annie's Place, as part of The Old Manse of St Magnus Kirk, Birsay, was built in 1761 and its first minister to take up residence here was the natural historian, George Lowe. We plan to return

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