Happy New Year Everyone

While I'm writing this blog post the rain is failling down and the wind is picking up. We can't even see the other side of Loch Indaal. Here's hoping that the rain will clear tonight, in time for the Hogmanay celebrations. This is a good moment to reflect on the past year as so many of us do in this time of year. Other than some bizarre political decisions (Brexit) and unexpected deaths (too many to mention) it was a rather good year for us here on Islay. After living more than two years on Islay we feel very much at home here and we enjoy life, and the many friendly folk on this beautiful island. It's not paradise, certainly not in the winter, but sometimes it comes pretty close.

Workwise it was another good year, both Manuela's Get Fit Classes and my Web Design and IT Business are doing very well as we're both very busy. The Islay Blog and Islay Info website are going from strength to strength and this was the first year that we welcomed over one million distinct visitors. This might have something to do with the redesign last spring when we changed to a renewed and mobile friendly design. I'm also delighted that the Islay Stock Photos and Prints Website is finished and already folk have ordered both digital files and Islay Photo Prints. For next year we're planning many new and very exciting things but more about that in another post. Continue reading...

Although I'm not such a big fan of Facebook we're trying to post updates as often as possible and we've reached an incredible group of followers, almost 25.000. And on Twitter we have almost 10.000 followers. That's a lot of people, more than ten times the population of Islay.

I want to use this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for visiting our websites, for all your kind emails, your best wishes, for your wonderful comments and likes on Facebook and for your retweets and likes on Twitter. As a token of our appreciation we give everyone 15% discount on all the purchases made in our Islay Photos website. Just use the code HAPPY2017 at checkout.


We want to wish you a Very Happy New Year. May all, or at least some of your dreams come true.


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