Anyway, this is Lisa and Eva about to set foot down the jetty and hop onto the Sallyforth - the teeny motorboat that serves as the ferry between the island and Arran - on their respective journeys away from the Holy Isle. I hope very much to hear from both of them again - this is truly a place where friendships are quickly formed with folk from all over the world who turn up at this unique community for all sorts of reasons, and who stay for varying lengths of time, invariably with the intention of returning before too long. I can see how this place gets into your blood very quickly.
Marian and I will be staying in Glasgow for two nights before heading back down south on Monday, and, never one to waste an opportunity, I will be taking my li'l guitar to a couple of bars there where I've found out they have acoustic sessions. Right now though, as I gaze out across the peaceful stretch of water separating the two islands, with the lights of Lamlash sparkling in the distance, it's hard to imagine coping with the hustle and bustle of city life. But I'm sure we will - just as I'm sure I'll quickly remember how to knock back a gin and tonic or two again without too much problem... ;-)