Fierce warriors!

Wearing our Clan MacAulay jackets certainly opens up conversations! Whether it’s Roberta’s Hats in Victoria or on the Isle of Lewis, people see the Clan MacAulay crest and will share their family connection or stories.

Doug and I were at the Uig Community Centre (great museum – it’s always a must-stop for us) and the volunteer working there saw our jackets and said “Ah, MacAulays. Fierce warriors!” Continue reading

I’m not hen pecked …

There is nothing quite like staying in the village where your family came from. Doug and I were staying at the beautiful Sunaival B&B in Cradhlastadh (Crowlista), Uig overlooking the beautiful Uig Sands. As we were there just after the summer solstice we never did see true darkness. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. The backdrop of the mountains against the beautiful Caribbean-blue water. Breathtaking.

Each morning we enjoyed taking our coffee outside to take in the view. The owners’ son has laying hens and they are, of course, free range. Continue reading

Hunh, I think we have a flat tire

It was a beautiful early Sunday morning as we were leaving the International Clan Gathering in Crieff, Perthshire, August 2013. Our first gathering and we had an amazing time. Doug had been doing all of the driving because, well, he’d been to England a month before on business so he had adapted to driving on the opposite (notice I didn’t say wrong!) side of the road. Continue reading