Just me, and my books ... and my sheep
August 2, 2009 12:49 AM Subscribe
posted by woodblock100 (70 comments total)
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So you've tried to quit smoking, but after having a 30-a-day habit for more than 40 years, it's tough. Really tough. So what's a man to do? Well, one way is to keep cigarettes out of arm's reach. A long
way out of arm's reach. Geoff Spice is marooning himself
on Sgarabhaigh Island
(pron: 'Scaravay') in the Outer Hebrides, an uninhabited islet where there are no people ... no buildings ... and no tobacco shops.
"... it does have the ruins of three small ‘Bothies’ which were rudimentary buildings used by shepherds at appropriate times of the year while they tended the flocks of sheep that have grazed the island." Boaters passing nearby during the time that Mr. Spice will be in residence are warned to "keep your distance, it can be a serious business giving up smoking!"
Sgarabhaigh, incidentally, is looking for Associate Owners
- people who would like to purchase "a lifetime’s contractual interest with the Company that owns the freehold to the island and is mandated to conserve the island for the enjoyment of all Associate Owners." Only £125.00, and you get a passport too!