SEPTEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER
Since my previous Newsletter in April and the many months of Covid pandemic “lockdowns” it was initially very strange for us to be able to get away travelling again in June, firstly for a brief stopover in the Lake District in Cumbria and then on northwards across the Border into Scotland for 10 wonderful days of walking and photography on the tiny Isle of Iona in the Inner Hebrides off the southwest coast of the Isle of Mull.
If you too in recent months have managed to get away to the islands, hills, mountains and coasts we all so love, to “recharge the batteries of your soul”, I hope that you also had a wonderful time. If not then I hope that my images and our publications continue to give you pleasure.
And now that Summer all too soon is over, surprisingly I see that Christmas food is already appearing in supermarkets so thoughts must soon turn to the year-end, hence the reminder in next item below:
Blue Planet Images
ISLES OF SCILLY 2022 CALENDAR
© Copyright Robert Sanger/Blue Planet Images
NEW SPECIAL OFFER:
GET TWO OF OUR TRESCO ABBEY GARDEN POSTCARDS FREE
WITH EACH COPY OF OUR ISLES OF SCILLY 2022 CALENDAR WHEN PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM US EITHER ONLINE OR BY TELEPHONE, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AND WHILSTS STOCKS LAST.
NORMALLY 50P EACH – they also make excellent notelets to family and friends.
You can view and buy this latest annual edition of our calendar, which as usual has been getting very favourable reviews, either by clicking on the front cover picture above or HERE or by telephoning us on: 01872 222601 from within the U.K. or: +441872 222601 from the rest of the world.
Please order early to avoid the last-minute pre-Christmas rush – thank you.
RECENTLY COMMISSIONED CUSTOM POSTCARDS:
During the summer we have produced two new custom postcard designs for two hotels at pretty much opposite ends of the U.K. – both we know well and very much like, namely:
HELL BAY HOTEL, BRYHER, ISLES OF SCILLY
This postcard shows a picture of this lovely hotel in its remote location on the rugged west coast of the island of Bryher in the Isles of Scilly, facing the Atlantic Ocean and Bishop Rock Lighthouse on the western horizon. You can buy this postcard exclusively at the Reception desk of Hell Bay Hotel.
(Click HERE to see their website or on the picture above of their postcard)
ARGYLL HOTEL, ISLE OF IONA, INNER HENRIDES, SCOTLAND
We have also recently produced another new custom postcard for the exclusive sale at the Argyll Hotel on the tiny Isle of Iona off the west coast of the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland. This is another of our favourite very special places to stay. Wonderful food, charming friendly owners and staff offering a warm welcome and amazing views across the Sound of Iona to the mountains on the Isle of Mull and “dog friendly”.
To learn more about the Argyll Hotel and the Isle of Iona click HERE or on the picture of their postcard above.
If you too are interested to discuss our custom postcard services please call me on: +44 (0)1872 222601.
MORE OF OUR RETAILERS
COORIE IN THE CORNER,
PITLOCHRY, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND
When you are next in this busy little town, famous for its theatre and arts festival, on the edge of the Highlands, be sure to call in to what is widely considered to be the best greetings cards and gift shop in Pitlochry, owned and run by a delightful and welcoming young couple who offer a big selection of our “Highlands and Hebrides” Greetings Cards.
For more information in their Facebook page click on the picture above or HERE.
CEOL NA MARA
“The Music of the Sea”
ULLAPOOOL, WESTER ROSS, SCOTLAND
This excellent gifts and cards shop at 7 Shore Street overlooking Ullapool harbour and Loch Broom has for many years been selling a large selection of our “Highlands and Hebrides” Greetings Cards and postcards of the Northwest Highlands and Hebrides.
Whether you are driving the North Coast 500 – NC500 – or visiting Wester Ross you will almost certainly be visiting Ullapool, the largest fishing village and ferry port for the Outer Hebrides on the Northwest coast of the Scotland. You can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome in this big shop run by some of the nicest people with whom we have had the pleasure of dealing for many years. Ask to see their big selection of our Blue Planet Images greetings cards and postcards which you will find on a big blue “spinner”.
As one reviewer commented: “The very best shop in Ullapool, lovely helpful staff, exclusive gifts not seen in the many chain outlets in the Highlands”.
Click HERE or on the picture above for more information.
“Northwest Highlands”, Scotland
We have recently introduced this new version of one of our most popular postcards of one of the best sandy beaches on the Northwest coast of Scotland near to the village of Achiltibuie. This new version better shows the spectacularly beautiful view towards the mountains of the Coigach peninsula composed in parts of some of the oldest rocks on the surface of our planet.
To see and buy this and the other postcards in our “Northwest Highlands” series click either HERE or on the picture above.
“Highlands & Hebrides”, Scotland
Highland cattle & Ben More, Isle of Mull
This latest addition to our now quite large series of “Highlands and Hebrides” postcards is a classic Scottish Highlands scene with Highland cattle and Ben More in the background, the Isle of Mull’s highest mountain and only “Munroe”. I hope you like it.
Earlier during the past summer we also added 3 more new postcards to this series with pictures of three of the beautiful beaches on the Isle of Iona.
To see and buy these and all the other postcards in our “Highlands and Hebrides” series click either HERE or on the picture above.
These are not just postcards but can also make lovely notelets for all occasions at any time of the year.
We are in the process of choosing new images for new designs to add to our big series of greetings cards, news of which we shall be bringing to you in the next few months. Click HERE to see all 88 in the present series.
Many thanks and my best wishes,