Like a lot of people we dreamt of an independent life away from all the hurly burly of the modern world. We didn’t want to save the planet or do something wildly environmentally friendly, we just wanted to do things for ourselves and enjoy it.

So we sold up and moved to the beautiful island of Eday in Orkney. It wasn’t an easy choice. We’ve left lots of friends and family behind and that’s the tough bit. But we’re doing what we need to do to live a great life together. It will soon become apparent that we don’t really have much of a clue about working the land or keeping livestock or building things but we have determination and a sense of humour so hopefully that will see us through.

You can follow our exploits here and hopefully when we get up and running order some of our delicious produce or unique crafted goodies.

If you’ve never been to Orkney then you really should give it a try. Its a magical wild place with truly friendly people and the most amazing wildlife right on your doorstep.


If you would like to get in touch you can contact us via email at


On Skype our user name is Ploverha


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