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  • Writer's pictureGareth Williams

A delightful day in Dunvegan

Yesterday I drove along the coast from home in Sconser to Dunvegan. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the mountains stood out sharply. The Isle of Skye looked magnificent.

I thoroughly enjoyed the journey and stopped to take some photos.

But that was not the purpose of my outing. I was fulfilling a long-standing invitation to speak about my novels to the Dunvegan Ladies' Group. Diane, who helps run the group, has the only other Pyrenean Mountain dog I am aware of on the island. As a result, we always have plenty to talk about!

I spoke for a little under an hour, answered questions and sold books. But the highlight, as promised, was tea and cake. I indulged in a home-baked paradise slice which was so apposite on such a perfectly lovely day.

It is always nice to have the chance to talk about my books as writing can be quite an isolating experience. As I drove home, I reflected on the hospitality of strangers, the wonder of living in such a beautiful part of the world, and the privilege of writing for an audience.

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