I was asked this question last week by a friend of ours who lives down the road. I thought she meant candle making but she actually meant the Blog because I don’t keep it as fresh as I should. Well, the reason is simply this – nothing much happens up here to report during the winter – the shop is closed from Christmas Day until the week before Easter and, since I am out there covered in wax and smelly stuff for the rest of the year, I do try and take a break. However, we have actually been very busy this winter with internet orders from people who got our candles for Christmas and are ordering more – thank you to all those people, it is very satisfying to know that the candles are not only being appreciated as presents but that the recipients like them so much that they want more of them. I do have to congratulate Skye Candles in Broadford who have won an award for their product but I do also have to point out to people that we are two entirely different companies. The amount of people who came in the shop last year and thought we were affiliated was extraordinary but no, we are two companies doing different styles and both doing very well from it – long may it continue. Anyway, the weather (always the topic of the British) is ‘dreach’ and, as I type this entry, I can’t see the Trotternish Ridge which is usually in view from my window. Thank you for all the emails and the orders and I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing some of you during the coming year in the shop.