Rainbows, Red Kites and the Russet Hues of Autumn

We did the drive up to Golspie yesterday to collect our sack of newly ground oatmeal direct from the mill.  Although a long drive it is a scenic one and we enjoyed dozens of rainbows all the way up; so as you can imagine we were driving through showers and then sunshine, showers and then […]

Zibobs are coming!

The Glencoe Mountain Resort will have free Zibobs available at the plateau cafe all season – perfect for children of all ages and I’m sure adults will have great fun on them as well. They are also in the process of planning the UK’s first ever Zibob race, scheduled to happen in the last weekend […]

River Wild

Enjoy some white water rafting with Vertical Descents. https://vimeo.com/75064855  

Home Improvements

Our local upholsterer came today and gave us a very reasonable quote for having the lounge chairs and sofas reupholstered.  They are going to be done in 3 different fabrics which will all compliment each other.  They are going to be done a piece at a time and should all be completed by Christmas.  Looking […]

New Player

On Wednesday we had a visitor to the Ballachulish Shinty Park, I think he will have to sign up for the Under 14’s though.

Crafts and Things

Had a nice lunch at Crafts & Things at Tighphuirt, Glencoe.  Sat outside as the temperature was recording 30/85 degrees, maybe the soup and a toastie wasn’t such a good idea but they were certainly very tasty. http://www.craftsandthings.co.uk/index.asp  

Glencoe Marathon

I think the confirmations for the Glencoe Marathon must just have been received –  3 bookings in 10 minutes for the 5th October.  This is the 2nd year for the event,  held on the 6th October,  a 26 mile trail run that ascends 1608 metres.  This year there is also the Mamores Half Marathon and […]

Via Ferrata

Check out the new Via Ferrata coming to Kinlochleven soon.  https://vimeo.com/72493955

What are Kippers?

We often get asked by our overseas guests ‘what are kippers’?  which we try to explain the best we can with very bad accents, it’s einen Raeucherherring, pescado ahumado, dell’aringa affumicata, poisson fume. Sometimes the response is ‘ really fish for breakfast’?? and we reply ‘of course, they are delicious and a traditional Scottish breakfast’. […]

Rowan Berries

I’ve just noticed that the rowan trees are already showing their berries, I’m sure they are earlier than last year.  The rowan is supposed to ward of witches and other supernatural beings so I’m glad we’ve got a few dotted around the garden.

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