settling in

I’ve not been long on this island but already I’ve learnt quite a lot. Firstly, you will see all your colleagues in the shop immediately after work. You will also see them there on the weekend and often if you’re in before work. This is what happens when there’s only one shop in a ten-mile radius; be not surprised but reconsider that second bottle of wine. Secondly, for an island which has made it’s name through whisky it really is okay not to drink the stuff and not be exhiled back to the mainland (seriously – I was afraid…). Thirdly, when the view on the walk into work is like this no day can start badly.