Roinebhal Country House. Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Argyll, Scotland
Autumn Newsletter 2015
Wow what an amazing autumn we have been having with blue skies every day since the end of August. It has almost made up for the wettest summer I can remember, although I’m not sure my vegetables are thinking the same!
We have certainly had the busiest of August, Septembers and Octobers regarding friends and relatives descending on us. It has been wonderful to see everyone, but I am now ready for a long deserved holiday on that desert island I keep dreaming about.
Never mind - 10 days in London will have to suffice this year. We are planning a trip in November and Ben has given us 2 days at the O2 so fingers crossed Murray will make the finals. An old family friend is coming over to house and dog sit along with mum while we are away.
Roger and I celebrated 30 years of marriage this September. We were really too tired to go out but did manage some days later to go out with friends for a fancy dinner which was lovely.
I have had the most amazing workawayer’s this year. I thought it couldn’t get any better when this month Mitch and Sally arrived. Their work ethic is amazing and leaves me realising that I am not getting any younger. They have painted the downstairs hallway along with the spiral staircase, tackled the garden which at the end of the season needs so much tidying, and helped me with endless other jobs. I’m afraid I may get used to taking things easy and not be able to do without them once they leave me at the end of this month.
Most of you will have probably heard that we recently lost Murphy, our much loved Burmese cat who was just under 3 years of age and such a great character. He was fighting with another cat and darted out onto the road under a car. Thankfully, it was very quick and he didn’t suffer - it was such a shock to us and of course we all miss him very much.
I haven’t had many opportunities to get out mushrooming this year but the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) were in spectacular view last night. We stopped in the Glen to view them on our way back from Mums and also heard the stags roaring away. Before we got home we were flagged down by a chap who asked us to watch out for a dog otter on the road (he was worried we may run him over). Unfortunately we didn’t see the otter, but both realised just how very lucky we are to live in this beautiful part of the world.