Festimull is the brainchild of Comar, the island arts centre, and will take place this July between Wednesday 8th and Sunday 13th. It is planned to be a celebration of local makers – from painters, and photographers to bakers and candlestick-makers. Sadly the Treshnish farmer and his family will miss it as they will be on their own holidays. At the moment the Comar website doesn’t have much information on it, but keep an eye on it and in Round and About for more details nearer the time.
Unrelated to Festimull, this beautiful sailing boat sailed past us the other day. We first saw it between Caliach and Treshnish points, and then only a few minutes later it was round the Point and heading past the Treshnish Isles. We were exploring down on the shore between Dun Haunn and the Point itself. We found out that the boat is called the Eda Frandsen, and is doing sailing trips out of Mallaig. We felt very envious seeing them sail past in such glorious sunshine.
The lovely weather this last week has given me opportunity to try and capture the lovely Bluebells and Red Campion in the fields below the farmhouse. It is unusual to have Bluebells so late, and some trees still without leaf. The grass growth is very behind, but hopefully it will come now it is a bit warmer. It is interesting that some plants are flowering on time, and others are very behind. It was pointed out to me that some will react to daylight hours and others to temperature triggers. That explains it!
The #30DaysWild Challenge set by the Wildlife Trusts is still going strong. It is a challenge to fit it into the working day sometimes – I resorted to some night wild time yesterday as the sky was clear and noctilucent clouds were around.