Roinebhal Country House. Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Argyll, Scotland
The season seems to be in full swing again. We managed to have a busy time over Easter although it was so early this year. Helen was a great help but only stayed for two weeks. Due to her studies she had to return to Sheffield where she is at University taking her masters in Landscape Architecture. Did have images of her being this amazing gardener and transforming ours, but it turned out she knew very little about actual planting. However, she was very willing to learn and helped me so much over the busy Easter period.
I have survived on my own throughout the month of April but Sabrina arrives later today from Germany. It will be so nice to have some extra help in the house and garden. We still have lots of planting to do in the vegetable plot but it’s still too cold to bother with the seeds. The weather man has promised good weather starting from tomorrow let’s hope it’s much warmer too and we can enjoy all the outdoor chores.
Jenny joins us for a week from 27th. She has been over in the UK and apart from working on an arts project she managed to visit her siblings and spend 3 days in London.
Kim has just returned from South Africa after having a holiday of a lifetime. Her company Broth Art has again been accepted for the Affordable Arts Fair happening in June.
Ben was in Alberta and took a couple of days off from work to ski in B.C. at Silver Star with some of his Canadian family. Luckily for him his Uncle has a chalet with hot tub at the resort which was kindly offered to him.
Roger and I have remained at sunny Roineabhal since our visit to London last November. Have actually managed to get down to Glasgow a couple of times. Visited Perth, got up to Ullapool for the day and over to Dundee for a wedding.
Roger remains busy with Q5 Solutions and keeps very occupied
marketing his new venture with 3D printers. Being an engineer and
the main builder of Roineabhal, it’s also very handy to have
him around for maintenance like replacing one of our double glazed
windows in the hallway
Together we have joined ‘Body Balance’ which I hope will be beneficial to both of us and keep me trim (trimmer) and healthy.
2 weeks on.
Although we saw snow at the end of April with mountain tops iced in white, we were granted some beautiful warm sunny weather on a day trip to Carradale, the village we lived in before Kilchrenan. Taking Mum/Nana to visit her good friend and old neighbour Margaret McBride, and Jenny who visited her old school teacher/good friend Elspeth who is now in her eighties. We ourselves managed a wonderful nostalgic walk to Carradale Bay along with MacDuff and our good friend Jane, before picking some wild garlic on the way home. (The car didn’t smell so great, but the resulting pesto is delicious!)
Jenny was also then here for her birthday on the first of May, which was spent in the garden with four of her good friends who each have three young children. It stayed dry the whole afternoon as we enjoyed a pot-luck of lovely lunch foods/salads, then raspberry/blueberry pavlova not to mention the requisite birthday carrot cake!
We are both very much looking forward to a busy and warm summer.
Wishing you too all the best, Maria and Roger