Roinebhal Country House. Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Argyll, Scotland
In the middle of March I attended a fantastic weekend in Ardfern and joined a basket making course ran by Kathy Potter Irwin. I successfully completed 2 baskets which I have proudly brought back to Roineabhal.
Roger was away at Knockhill for the day enjoying rally driving and had fun on a skid pan. It was a birthday treat from last year from the kids and me which he had finally taken time out to use.
Our first workaways arrive next weekend. Beatrice our Italian workaway from last year has just had her pocket travel guide of Scotland published in Italy (Viaggi Autori). I got two mentions in the book and my own personal copy arrived today.
Mum was hospitalised in February after having a bad fall. She is now with us recouperating until she is fit enough to move back to her little house in neighbouring Taynuilt. She didn’t break anything but the bruising has affected her right side.
Kim and Ben came home for a week or so and Kim was still here for Mothers Day. Both mum and I received lots of flowers, enough to open up our own florist. Kim cooked drop scones and invited some other mums from the village over for afternoon tea which we washed down with a little glass of champagne.
Earlier this year Roger and I managed a couple of short trips up to Resipole and another through to Perthshire via Glasgow.
Easter will be a little later this year giving us more time to get on top of the garden chores. This week the weather has been fantastic and we have the vegetable garden already rotivated, the potatoes planted and shallots sown. My simnel cake is made and the shortbread box is full but still a little work to do in the kitchen.
We are looking forward to our week’s holiday in May. Hiring a yacht with the family and sailing around Stockholm’s Archipelago. It will be our first visit to Sweden to see Jenny and Mattias. Kim and Ben will be joining us for the week too. Photos of our adventure I’m sure will appear in our next newsletter.
Maria, Roger and Family