8 Apr 2013

Sue’s blog (for a change!)

Where does the time go when you live in a quiet(?) Highland village.
Well, once the visitors have left for the winter, some of the residents go off on holiday so we treated ourselves to a break in Portugal thinking it would be nice and warm and sunny all the time. Didn't get that one quite right but enjoyed some R & R and too much food of course. What else are holidays for?
Portugal

A beach to myself!

Flamingos


Boats for Al

Doing nothing!

Back home, it was time to get ready for the first guests to arrive. Remember the news reports about the heavy snow and deep snow drifts which hit the West coast of Scotland on 22 March? well, our first guests (honeymooners) were getting married on the Saturday in Kilberry, Argyll, one of the worst hit places. On 1 April! this news story was published in The Telegraph, The Scotsman and The Daily Mail


Claire and Ruairidh - photo in the Telegraph


Note the mention about them staying in Glenelg (at The Lodge) for their honeymoon where they were then surrounded by the heath fires we were experiencing. Talk about disaster mongers! Anyway, we were all safe and there was no damage to people or property although I did have a bag packed with all the documents and clothes, waiting by the front door, 'just in case'!

Behind the house

Glenelg from across the water

The fire fighters worked flat out and did a marvelous job of keeping us all safe and we commend them all, especially as they are a retained crew in the village. There were also other trucks from around the area that looked out for us all during the night.

The weather has been glorious without a drop of rain for around seven weeks so we are making the most of it, even able to sit outside in a sheltered spot, in between working in the garden and cycling or walking about.

Weeks of great weather in Glenelg!
The Ferry is back on for the season and the village is getting busier as we look forward to another summer.

Ps: 2 days after typing the above it rained and now we have snow on the hill opposite!!

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