Poca Snog is a small business run by Fiona Miller on the Isle of Lewis making bags, cushions and other items from Harris Tweed. The Poca Snog website and blog describes Fiona’s latest projects and shows products available to order.
The Word Factory is a programme for teaching reading, writing and spelling to Primary School children. Learn more and buy the material from The Word Factory website.
Comann na Mara (The Society of the Sea) is forming an aquatic education and marine research centre in Lochmaddy, North Uist. See the website for some stunning underwater photography of Lochmaddy Bay.
The website for the Uist-wide Art on the Map studio trail and directory of Uist artists and makers is now live at www.uistarts.org.
A new version of the Nice Wee Theme is now available for download. No huge changes, but it’s been tested in Wordpress 2.9, posts with more than one page (using the “more” tag) are now handled better on the main blog page and in the archives, and I finally got round to fixing the copyright date in the footer so that it will update automatically.
Coming soon – the Nice Wee Theme in a new colour…
TheRowanTree is a newly built bed and breakfast in Sollas, North Uist, offering quality accommodation within easy reach of stunning beaches. Its two double rooms and one twin/king size are beautifully decorated and have en-suite facilities, and free wireless broadband is offered to guests. Check out the website for further details.
Uist Archaeology, comprising Kate MacDonald and Becky Rennell, now have a website at www.uistarchaeology.com where you can find out about Kate and Becky and the services they offer across Barra and the Uists, view a gallery of archaeological sites and be kept up to date with news and events.
Struan House on the west side of North Uist comprises two self-catering houses and one bed & breakfast, all offering comfortable accommodation with spectacular views of the shallow waters and white sands between Malaglate and the uninhabited island of Vallay. See the new website for more information and to book your stay.
The Nice Wee Theme has passed 2000 downloads! To mark the occasion, here are ten implementations I’m aware of that I like, in no particular order. Some I like because of what they’ve done with the theme, others because of their contents.
1. I am ckTan, a Singaporean teacher with a cool logo and avatar:
2. The Sensitive Gourmet, “a blog about learning about and living with food allergies, reflux and asthma and the pursuit of safe and tasty eats”:
3. Annelise Johnsen, “73% geek, the rest is girly-bits” – a personal blog with recipes and book reviews:
4. Liberty Hall Writers, “where you can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard” – a space for writers to take part in challenges and learn from each other:
5. ZimKnits, a blog about knitting and books. Sara is studying library science, like I did x years ago:
6. Time to Craft, a Spanish crafting blog. I have no idea what it says but it looks nice:
7. Silversprite, “the revolution will be catalogued. And knitted.” Another librarian:
8. Pinguinmafia. Again, no idea but looks nice and it’s black rather than the default brown:
9. Fat Woman With A Band, “one woman’s trials, tribulations, and triumphs living with a laparoscopic band” – a fairly standard installation of the theme but interesting topic:
10. And finally, CristinaBadea.ro which takes the theme and transforms it into something completely different: