Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Clarinda and I am basically a middle-aged housewife living on the very far north western tip of Europe.
My Old Man and I moved to this part of the world in 2002, having spent 22 years in the Lincolnshire countryside. I am a Londoner born and bred, but not especially proud of that! We had never before visited the far north west coast of Scotland, mostly because we are not people who take holidays very much. The majority of people I know who have come up here to live have a long association with the place, but for us it was a completely new experience.
Assynt is one of the most dramatic and beautiful places you could possibly conceive. It exists on some of the oldest rock in the world and is a bit of a geologists’ paradise! The climate is supposed to be oceanic, but in recent years climate change is certainly making itself felt up here.
Whatever I might say about it, though, at the end of the day the place just speaks for itself.
This, then, is my blog about the people and the place. I intend fairly soon to start incorporating a regular Gaelic element into it, which I am hoping might add a bit of extra interest, not only to speakers and learners of the language, but to people who maybe have never come across it before.
I hope you will enjoy what follows.