Well, it was a beautiful day for a drive out the West Mainland to Tingwall Jetty, so I seized the moment.
I wasn't disappointed. Crammed with books and strategically placed sofas, with all sorts of quirky and interesting objects round about, Betty's Reading Room is a place you could easily lose yourself and shed the stresses of the world for an hour or two.
The Reading Room came into being when Craig Mollison and Jane Spiers lost a good friend, Betty Prictor. What could they do, they wondered to commemorate her life and spirit.
They renovated an old cottage at Tingwall, donated to them by the farmer who owned it, and turned it into a truly inspirational tribute to their old friend.
Boats and books, hares and books, cows and cats and hares and books, lamps and pictures and books ...
And outside hens pecking about in the grass.
Here's reading to you, Betty! Thank you Jane and Craig for a lovely place to take time out.