Films showing this week in Brodick
Take a look at Screen Machine arriving on Mull
Wonderful Images of the Past available to buy
We are following our friends @OldPostcards on Twitter, and when they posted one of these evocative cards of Arran I thought what a lovely feature they would make on our blog. So, with their permission here are a few of the ones they have on offer and you can see more here.
Click on any image to open the lightbox and enjoy them in all their glory.
Postcards of other areas are available (and searchable) on their main site www.oldpostcardsetc.co.uk
Reason No.1 'The Ferry'
Reason No.2 'The Walk'
Reason No.3 'The Food'
Reason No.4 'The Wildlife'
Reason No.5 'The Rainbows'
Looking for somewhere bright and cheerful to eat on Arran? Somewhere that cares about the food that it produces and is happy to provide great facilities for the younger ones?
Although we are no longer accompanied by small children, it’s clear that the ones belonging to other visitors of Cafe Thyme are having a splendid time on the various outdoor activities which help to make this a great place to occupy a couple of hours.The sun is shining this lunchtime in late August. The sky is blue and the air is warm.
We opt to take advantage of the small terrace, and sit in two of the contemporary bistro chairs with matching table. We are greeted shortly by Lorna with a smile, bearing the drinks and food menus. One of their USP’s is the fairly uncommon but delightful Pides (pronounced Peedees), a Turkish style of pizza baked in a wood fired oven by Hamza the chef. Vegetarians are well catered for here, and being so inclined I choose a Spinach, Garlic and Mushroom Pide (£8.50), which has the added attraction of an egg on top - something I'm always attracted to! My accompanying drink is a small glass of Australian Chardonnay (£3.75).
Jacqueline is obviously in the mood to experience the exotic and selects the Poached Scottish Lobster Salad (£14.95) along with a small glass (it is lunchtime) of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (£3.75).
We have time to take in the wonderful scene which surrounds us, from the uninterrupted view across the sea to Kintyre mainland and closer, to the colours of Scottish heather carpeting the brae which rises behind us.
Our food is delivered by a man in crisp ‘whites’ and it looks wonderful. My Pide comes with a fresh bowl of dressed salad, is piping hot from the oven and is as enjoyable to eat as it looks; a sort of widened ‘Canadian canoe’ if not quite as large. Flatbreads are placed alongside the beautifully cooked Lobster which sits elegantly within its white bowl, surrounded by a fresh salad. Jacqui enjoys every mouthful.
We finish with coffee and a smile.
It was a wonderful lunch. The ingredients are fresh, they are prepared with care and the result is a meal presented with genuine pride in the knowledge of a job well done.
Jacqueline and Geoff moved to the beautiful Isle of Arran in 2012, and have been visiting since 1998.