Thursday 30 December 2010

Happy Hogmanay!

Arthur the piper, piped in an early new year for us so we all giggled the night away with mulled wine and a ceilidh - great fun as ever! Best wishes to you all for the New Year!

Saturday 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

A white Christmas then, although it didn't actually snow today. Daisy enjoys her present opening, sorry Lesley and Graham, she opened the whoopee cushion and destroyed it thinking it was hers when our backs were turned. She must have smelt the plastic and thought it was a squeeky toy! Never mind, I still have Will for sound effects!

Friday 24 December 2010

Santa has Arrived at Strathyre!

Merry Christmas to all! Santa popped in for some mulled wine at the cabin site and joined us for a while where we told Christmas stories and various traditions around the fire. The tree outside had some solar lights which had been out for two weeks, but decided not to work until tonight - magic!

Local faery, Kee, from Doon Hill also popped in to put wishes on the tree for the kids. Everyone must have been good boys and girls as Santa had come back during the night and left a stocking for all the cabins.
Me and the boss are dressed as Celtic Druids for the old stories, myth and folklore tales where I revealed just what makes a bearded fat man dress in red and white and deliver presents around the world and how his reindeer fly using a toadstool! The Celtic Tree month is birch, so we made birch pendants with the Celtic ogham signs. Birch signifies cleansing of bad thoughts, so new beginnings, love, good fortune and changes in luck can be invited, together with the promise of light as the days get longer again.
Apologies to everyone that had a candy stick from the tree, they turned out to be plastic, eek!!

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Perfect and Clean

Perfect and clean, except why do people think that you can chuck and leave rubbish and dog mess under the snow??? Idiots!

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Ice Crystals

The snow has stayed all dry and fluffy, but we've had so many cold, clear nights that there is surface hoar everywhere - lovely! The hips are frozen in time for a while too.

Frosty Loch

The loch has started to freeze over, so it will soon be making those wierd sounds during the night!

Saturday 4 December 2010

Perfect Chilly Days

We have managed to miss most of the bad snow, instead our snow has stayed fluffy and the skies a perfect blue :-)