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Storm Ali has taken its time in descending on Orkney. Here in Palace, Birsay, the storm did not arrive until late yesterday afternoon after tearing its way across the trees and transport networks of mainland Scotland. Since then the rain and wind have been pelting our garden and windows ....YET....interspersed with beautiful blue skies and sunshine....enough to tempt us and our self-catering guests out to view the Brough and Birsay

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Our self catering guests appreciate that we keep Annie's Place in tip top condition; this includes our garden gate and shoreline bench on Birsay Bay. Robin has been busy reparing the garden gate and developing garden walls and BBQ garden. I keep the weeds under control around the shoreline bench as well as thoughout the garden. Some photos below demonstrate our efforts!

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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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