Once again we had blue skies and sunshine on Monday. This time our day out was not entirely leisure related, we were heading down to Cardross to pick up our bathroom supplies from the lovely Lomond Soap Company, but more of that later. Enroute we had a coffee at our regular haunt Brambles, Inveraray. The loch was … Continue reading
Two weeks ago we had our trip down to Kintyre, today and last Monday we stayed a little closer to home and enjoyed what our beautiful neighbouring islands have to offer. Seil has ferry links to two of the other Slate islands, last week we took the "big" ferry (it takes cars) over to Luing. … Continue reading
Even though we escaped the worst of the recent storms and wintry weather we haven't really travelled very far from home recently. So it was nice to have a little day out yesterday. We headed south down Loch Fyne to the beautiful Kintyre peninsula. We had a quick stop in Tarbert to stretch our (and … Continue reading
It's only the 4th of February and some recent sunny days may have turned my head but I think there are signs of Spring in the air. I'm definitely noticing longer days, it's so nice when it stops being dark by 5pm. On my walk this morning I spotted these pushing their way through the … Continue reading
Well it's been a long six months (almost a year) but we're nearly ready to welcome guests again. I'm brushing up my baking now that I've got a real oven again and when George isn't busy with a paintbrush he's practising his frying skills. Now, if only the weather plays nicely.......
I tried making an old Scottish staple today. Oatcakes. I didn't have any family recipes, though I'm sure there must be some, so I used this one from BBC GoodFood. And as I was using up some ingredients, I tweaked it slightly. My gluten free oats were coming to the end of their shelf life so … Continue reading
I can't promise weather like this...... Or the prince/princess of your dreams.... But I can promise........ A comfortable bed.... ........a delicious breakfast ..... a movie to share.. And perhaps a little extra. So don't be shy, give it a try (As I might have "sung" last week … Continue reading
In the attic of his Aunt's house, George found a box. It was bit battered about but sound. A good example of a 19th century pine kist. These chests were very common in Scotland and had a multitude of uses. They could be simply storage vessels or they might be used to transport a family's … Continue reading