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News in December 2014 from Uig Lodge

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Dec 2014

A Golden Eagle on the beach this morning

We were all mesmerised earlier today when we stopped slicing salmon to watch a Golden Eagle (we think!) snacking on a rabbit down on the beach below the house. They really are unbeleivably big. It looked like an average sized dog!  A welcome distraction when we're busily getting Christmas salmon orders ready for the post. 

02

Dec 2014

Another picture of the Eagle eating it's lunch.

Just love having all the wildlife outside. Now I can only imagine how big a sea eagle would look down there.  Watch out salmon in the river! 

02

Dec 2014

Brand new white coats for the team in the smokehouse

Thank you to Max Whitehouse of "Outdoor Max" for our new branded aprons, white coats and a snazzy jacket for Dickon to wear. Will they last the next month of smoking, slicing, packing smoked salmon orders for potsing out?? 

10

Dec 2014

Phone lines now back working again after today's storm

There is supposed to be a beautiful white Hebridean sandy beach somewhere out there!!

Feeling very grateful that the electric kettle is on and working again. The Royal Mail planes are not flying today though due to the storms so please bear with us!  We are getting smoked salmon posted out as fast as possible!! 

10

Dec 2014

Situation Report

 Our interenet, electricity and phones are likely to be a little on/off today. Only storm damage so far is 1 car door ripped off. Let's hope that we don't lose any more car doors!

10

Dec 2014

Oh we do like to live beside the seaside.....

There's the beach, we can just about see it again.  Thankfully we have power on now in the smokehouse so everyone is busy slicing and packing again for the mail order. 

10

Dec 2014

Phone lines down due to storm

13

Dec 2014

LAST ORDERS DATE APPROACHING...

We are hoping to receive most orders by the end of monday to allow enough time for slicing/packing and posting salmon before Christmas.  And of course we have to allow for the Hebridean weather and whatever else might be thrown at us. After a few gales and internet/electricity and telephones being on/off I think we are now all back online.

Thank you for your patience if you tried to phone with a christmas smoked salmon order and couldn't get through to us. 

13

Dec 2014

A snowy morning

A beautiful snowy morning to wake up to and thankfully Sandy the postman was still able to come to the lodge to pick up the salmon orders leaving today.

I will try and post a picture of the view before sunrise this morning. 

13

Dec 2014

Another snowy snap taken from outside the smokehouse

A snowy beach this morning, view from the smokehouse. The difference a few days makes....the beach during and after the storm, quite a comparison.

13

Dec 2014

Special delivery or standard post

Please remember if you need your salmon urgently or need it to arrive on a specific day then we suggest you use the special delivery option. We send all our salmon by Royal Mail as we are limited with the couriers we can use on the Isle of Lewis.

For most of our abroad orders we use DHL or Airsure for some.

 

15

Dec 2014

We are entering our last week of Christmas orders!

We deliver almost everything via Royal Mail First Class recorded which is usually a 24 hr service, however, at this time of year we say that if you need a delivery on a specific date then please select the Special Delivery option as this is the only option that guarantee's next day delivery.

The weather has thankfully calmed down up here so we are confident we will be able to despatch all smoked salmon orders as usual.

Many thanks to those who have already ordered this year, for Christmas or those of you who are about to! And a Happy Christmas when it comes!

 

Elly and Dickon and all at Uig Lodge 

15

Dec 2014

Kitty and Marsaili enjoyed their 1st Birthday party recently.

A little picture of the girls one year on!  Can't believe how fast it has gone, and now they are busy trying to walk and tasting smoked salmon! 

15

Dec 2014

And Arthur on his 3rd birthday!

It has been a hectic few weeks, Arthur turning 3, Kitty and Marsaili turning 1 and the smoked salmon Christmas rush! A few pictures for those that keep asking after the family! 

15

Dec 2014

Another picture of Arthur

 Arthur is 3!!

16

Dec 2014

We are still taking orders, for as long as we have salmon!

Many thanks to all those who have already ordered, we will still be taking orders, but please be aware unless you choose the special delivery option we won't be able to guarantee the exact delivery day.

I'm afriad we are bunking off early this evening to watch Arthur play a 'king' (very appropriate) in his first school play..... 

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Dec 2014

We are still taking smoked salmon orders for Christmas delivery

 We are still able to take any last minute orders, as we can use the Royal Mail special delivery option for guaranteed next day delivery.

“I can’t tell you how different your fish is from what passes here for smoked salmon. The subtle smoky smell caught our attention as soon as we opened the packet – so fresh”

Susan, USA