There’s thunder clouds round the hometown bay as I walk out in the rain….

Do you ever have one of those days that you do so much it feels like two days?

Today has been one of the days πŸ€—
The time has finally come around for my first festival and a well needed break from the most roller coaster year.

Last night I made my way down to Glasgow to be there in time for a 5:30am pickup to Stornoway today. Upon arriving last night my phone had been drained to 1% of its life and like any good hostel the power sockets were placed jokingly around the room.

Being the considerate person I am πŸ˜‡ I didn’t think it would be fair to set my alarm for 4:30, across the room from my top bunk. So to pass the time, I sat till half 11 waiting for my phone to recharge and scroll aimlessly through the various social media’s.

After heading to bed, of course I was then awake every half hour until time to get up.

Begin today….

As I made my way across Glasgow, I must have had my giant neon light above my head saying talk to me!

Who thinks it’s appropriate to make conversation at 5am in the middle of a city?! I always attract the weirdos πŸ™ˆ

5:30 and we hit the road, reaching Ullapool for the 11am ferry to Stornoway which is officially my longest ferry journey to date. πŸŽ‰ One of those glorious blustery sailings where you can taste the salt on your face ☺

Once on the island, a whistle stop tour of the amenities and dropped where I am to spend the week.


For the next couple of nights πŸ‘

Generously the sports centre has been let out for all us festival people but as I’m part of the set up crew this means I’m the only one here tonight! Cue horror movie fears πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

After gathering myself from the shock of being dropped slap bang in the middle of a place I don’t know in an empty building I decided to head out and explore

Cue rain!! πŸ˜‚

Luckily I’m right on the doorstep of the festival grounds so perfect for the rest of the week! πŸŽͺπŸŽͺ but as I decided to explore further, the rain resisted too decease. In search of some hot chocolate I came across the only petrol station open (Lewis still respects Sunday as the Sabbath Day) which of course had everything but, hot chocolate!

Exploring the rest of the town within walking distance, I stumbled over a place we visited when I was a child, a statue of an old washer woman in a completely different place than I remembered πŸ˜‚ seems to be the only thing I do remember!

And that brings me to now, curled up on a sofa taking full advantage of free WiFi and TV watching reruns of old school gladiator πŸ˜‡ all set for an early night before stage build tomorrow!!!! πŸ€—

And here begins my attempt at starting new things and embracing anything I can πŸ˜‰

Title inspo credit: Runrig, Hearts of Olden Glory

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