View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


Have reverted back to previous layout, as I found the new one too cluttered. Will continue to think about a new layout.

Community notes

Sybil, as I already posted on Jland Central and Jeannette on Call for Support, is back blogging - so keep it up! It's not all that much different from AOL, just a few bits and pieces, and everybody can help.

I was sorry to read of Jane's setback in her fight against renal cell carcinoma, in the shape of boney metastases. These were the cause of the pains that have beset her in recent weeks. Fortunately, Jane is not one for giving up that easily, so she duly turned up at her son's passing out parade with the RAF.

Dearmissmermaid, our blogger-in-hospital-in-the-Caribbean, is still there, 3 weeks down the line, and getting heartily fed up with it all. Why not pay her a visit, she feels like a fish out of water and misses her kitties.

Zoe has put in an appearance, after an absence of more than 2 months, but she thinks nobody is there to read her. So, off ye go, prove her wrong.

Wednesday 12 August

Well, as you see, I have now completely revamped the front page of Atlantic Lines. There are now two sidebars, one with info about moi, the other with general bits and pieces. Hope you like it. I have removed the front picture, as I found it a bit too large and standing in the way of loading the blog quickly. There is now a random selection of two pictures (always different when you load the blog) at the top.

Breezy, bright and fairly sunny this afternoon, with some showers about.

Locally, a former Traditional Gold Medal winner at the Royal National Mod, Joyce Murray, has died suddenly at the age of 61. Joyce was a presenter at our local radio station Isles FM, and featured as a singer on the fund-raising CD "Langass" for the station in 2005. I cannot find a public recording on the Internet of the song she performed (Oran Do Iain Bhreac) for the CD.
Her husband was killed in an accident after the 2004 Lewis Carnival, when he fell off a float returning from the procession. Joyce was found dead in her house on the West Side of Lewis on Monday evening.