FRIENDS AND FAMILY
PIX FROM 2015
Sam spent the summer mainly at home and did plenty chores.
And Louise visited, and got chores too!
For the petrolheads to be jealous when left standing by an electric toy.
Rarely all together these days.
Grandma's birthday at Laikenbuie, May 1st.
Therese helped Karen & Mel make this mandala in The Nomad's Tent, Edinburgh.
Ming returns to his ancestral home on Mingulay.
An island beside Barra.
A trial mix of wildflowers outside the new lodge.
Therese, Karen & Mel led a mandala making workshop at The Nairn Book & Arts Festival.
Autumn in the Hiddenglen captured on an iPhone.
Wojtek Memorial unveiled in Edinburgh 7th Nov 2015.
More photos from New Zealand at https://www.facebook.com/petermuskus
PIX FROM 2014
Nairn beach mandala July by Therese & Karen, and beachcomber Mel
Detail on the beach.
Same gang at The Royal Botanic Gardens October
Centre detail in Edinburgh.
Laikenbuie orchard in November.
Detail in the orchard.
Start small, start simple, anyone can make a mandala.
Sam & Louise on a tributary of the River Amazon - with x-ray damage!
Sunset seen in Hiddenglen loch, about 3pm in December.
Red squirrel captured on our new camera in front of the kitchen sink.
State of progress from the south.
And the west.
The young spotted flycatchers hatched in the bicycle shed.
And the old meet in the garden ...
Always looking for a sign like this! Seen in a Warsaw supermarket, no words necessary!
PIX FROM 2013By Therese with the help of Karen and Mel, mandala in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
Jo reports from 'on location' for her attempt to gain The Best Job in the World.
And risks a chilly Nairn beach.
The start of our track.
And more produce.
Ready for the rush on our open day.
A vegetable box donated to a charity prize draw.
All home in October.
Building starts with round logs, not a trip to the builder's merchants!
The ground floor sits snugly into the bank.
And gets faced with stones from a Nairn quarry long since abandoned.
Scottish dancing on the 'roof', before the walls of the first floor were built. Peter's last design in the background.
The tractor requires an extension to lift the ridge beam into place.
And the ridge beam seen from below.
PIX FROM 2012
Retreat cabin in the woods.
April snow. Do you recognise the track between the two lodges?
In front of the kitchen window.
Our favourite room.
The start, Scotland east to west.
Sam's geological survey.
Our new door made by Andy.
Jo and Owen.
Therese's work of art, a mandala.
PIX FROM 2011
Peter's 60th - is he there?
January scene of our northern boundary.
A family of long tailed tits outside our window.
Happy children at the garden opening.
One of Therese's favourite camping sites.
Detail of mandala.
PIX FROM 2010
Lexi, now 8 years old.
Therese reads of her trip to North America at her surprise party.
Therese organised an afternoon of singing to celebrate her birthday.
A mini reunion of Peter's uni friends - Peter Gordon Wendy Sandy Mike Flo Ian Andy Therese Wilma Sheila Janet
Taken at the launch of The Long Bridge in Edinburgh.
Urszuls's presence at her book launch.
September 2010 in the North Cascades, Washington State.
Marie and Therese set out on a walk.
Looking down from 7000ft.
PIX FROM 2009
At Neist Point on Skye there are hundreds of stone cairns. Sam decided to build a stone Lexie. Unknown to us a friend visited the area soon afterwards and took this photo of 'Lexie'! How wierd is that?
The lake in autumn.
Dux and Henry Weltike's 60th wedding anniversary.
Therese has been making mandalas this autumn. This huge one was outside in the tipi circle.
Frost in January. Andy moved from the hut on the right to the house in the distant left. Views of the new house are below. The foundations are shown to give you an idea of the shape.
PIX FROM 2008
Therese and brother Mike have a spectacular day on An Teallach. May.
Therese took these 3 pix on her walk into Knoydart. Oct.
And Sam was left at home!
Therese's spring celebration.
PIX FROM 2007
The young uns enjoy New Year. Shewans, Muskuses and Stokeses.
Who blinked first?
Crown made by Therese for Aila's birthday.
Out on a birthday walk. And who says Peter never goes for walks?
Our first pigs Piggly and Wiggly are Tamworth x Duroc.
Sam plays at the start of The Loch Ness Marathon - yes he's the tallest.
Therese's produce arranged for a Harvest celebration.
Lanzarote, Dec 07. Sam, Annie, Jo, Tony, Clive, Barbara (Clive's partner), Peter - this is the first time Jo has seen her Dad without a beard - she paid a barber to cut it off!
PIX FROM 2006
February. Meeting Jo at Inverness Airport on her return from Ecuador.
September. Ewe reflections.
This pine martin came into our holiday cottage on Ardnamurchan and seemed to enjoy Bill and Kate on Autumnwatch. This photo should be in the January issue of the BBC Wildlife magazine.
PIX FROM 2005
Jo gets her hair cut in October ready for travelling.
Sam shooting aliens!
Ginger, our favourite cow.
Peter, Clive and Jo in Ecuador in November.
Can you identify us on this epic train journey?
PIX FROM 2004
Taken in November we are about to cut one of the special cakes Therese makes whenever a Wwoofer leaves - this was for Laura who took the photo!
Views outside and in of the finished workshop and loft apartment.
Taken at John Andrews' 70th birthday in Exeter. From left Jonathan Happold, Simon Still, Peter, Jonny Still, Meri and David Happold.
Minnie hard at work! This was taken for a talk that Peter gave in Edinburgh.
August 2004. Marion (Wwoofer arriving), Sophie Pinny, Sam, Jon (Wwoofer leaving), Henri Pinny, Therese.
We see the northern horizon now that the forest has been felled.
And a dawn, or dusk, taken by Stephanie.
Jo last week with the Gambian who platted her hair.
Below are pix from 2003. Click on them to enlarge.
Friends, Romans, Countrymen ... GREETINGS! Why miss this chance of new technology to keep in touch with happenings and images at Laikenbuie. I make only one promise - to update this page at least once a year before Christmas - unless this computer breaks down, I fall ill or any other reasonable excuse comes along. Anyway if you've got this far there is no excuse for not emailing us to say "Hi, I'm still (or Still) alive!"
From this (May 85 I think!) came
Joe born 12.05.87 (photo May 99)
Sam born 11.08.90 (photo Oct 98)