Roinebhal Country House. Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Argyll, Scotland
Mum has been in hospital for the past 2 weeks but will be out later today. She continues to live with us full time. It has been a bit of a roller coaster these past 12 months but she is a strong old bean and continues to amaze everyone. Sadly, though, since her last fall and chest infection the dementia has worsened. Roger and I stayed this summer with her at Railway Cottage. It was a beautiful summer and it enabled me to get a lot of jobs done over there for her. We both managed to come over to Roineabhal each day for a few hours.
Anika left us at the end of September and is now working at The Kylesku Hotel until the end of November. She will be having a wild time up there no doubt and showing everyone living in the vicinity how to party. Before leaving she managed to take and produce the autumn newsletter collage of photos. Sorry, Anika, I’ve been a bit slack in getting the script together. Adela remains here along with Rebecca who joined us in September for the last 6 weeks of the season. After such a busy summer, October has been quiet. This has enabled us to catch up with a little painting and clearing up. The girls have been wonderful and I could never have survived this season without their help.
We are still trying to sell Roineabhal, once we do we then plan to build something smaller ( but just as special ) nearby. We had hoped to have sold the house this year, but will be taking it off the market once again for the winter and re-advertising it next spring.
Whilst mum has been in hospital we managed a 2 night stay in Colonsay. The weather was pretty rough going out and hurricane weather the day after we left, but fortunately we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine for one whole day and on both days we managed to walk on golden sands and take in the magnificent sea views. The hotel which has been managed by Ivan and Irina for the past 7 years is lovely and provides a very comfortable stay. However this is their last season, too. We will have to see if they are replaceable.
The children are all thriving in different parts of the world. Jenny is busy in Stockholm and will join us at home for a week in November. Kim is enjoying life in Australia. Apart from still running Broth Art, she is working part time for the Robin Boyd Foundation in events and marketing. She is in Vietnam holidaying with Thilee just now, whilst Ben is out in Canada for 10 days working at the Breakout West Festival in Kelowna for a week or so. He is still based in London.
It saddens us to think that this will be our last Roineabhal Newsletter. At the end of this month Roger and I will be ending the Bed & Breakfast and starting a new chapter of our lives. Roger continues to run Q5 as always.
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