Thank you so very much for this TODAY. Would it be ok if I put this blog post into this years comfort book, please? These are just journals I keep for myself. I’ve only ever published a few pages and that was just hand written notes, I put one blog post on here to try and help someone. Do you remember I told you I spent all my childhood holidays up in the Highlands and Islands? (I live in Wales) It was my parents love of Scotland that infected me from a very young age, I’m 50 now. Well Iona is my Mum’s favourite place in the whole world, I remember when I was 12 being in the tiny boat crossing over to Iona, seeing all the seals etc, I was cold and cross and bored but whilst there something changed in me and I just got it! Last year I almost lost her 4 times but she battled through, she’s 83 blind and disabled, she has been the most lovely inspirational Mum anyone could ever wish for, I’ve been so very very blessed, but today I looked into her eyes and I think she has had enough suffering now. She prayed 18 months ago to God to give her more years until she knew I was going to be ok after the vaccine damage and the consequences of all that, there is only myself, my Mum & my daughter left, but today I could see in her eyes that she wants to let go now. Your post has brought back so many happy memories, I don’t have any photo’s of that special day. Wow, I will treasure this. You nurture this special talent you have and I hope (I apologise for making assumptions about your age here lol) in years to come that you will look back on this place Iona, with such very happy memories. I’ve discovered along the journey of life that the simplest of things and places hold the greatest riches. God bless. Su x

LAURA COOK PHOTOGRAPHY

The tour of the western coast of Scotland continues and today we spent a day on Iona.

Iona is a small island off the southwest coast of Mull in the Inner Hebrides. It is only 1.5 miles wide by 3 miles long, with a population of around 120 permanent residents. Despite this, Iona has a special place in the heart of many people the world over. It is well known as ‘The cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland and is a place of pilgrimage for many. Today we witnessed many people travelling to the island despite the wind and rain spend time in the Abbey and soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of the island.

We spent time visiting the historic and religious sites (and attended a church service) and we also had a good walk around the island visiting some of the beaches. Here are some images from a day that was full…

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