...swanning off for a relaxing weekend away takes precedence.
Before I tell you where I've been though I must thank the lovely Vix for sending me a brilliant 1984 book by Don Aslett - "The Secret of How to Win Freedom From Clutter"
|Brilliant cover illustration.|
Back in my younger days I bought Don's book about how to do housework - read it from cover to cover and felt so inspired and virtuous that
I reformed my slatternly ways forever ok reverted immediately to my normal housework hating self!
I have great hopes though that inspiration will be forthcoming and with the help of Don I will win my freedom from clutter. Well at least I will take heed of some of his wisdom and weed out the clutter I want to keep from that which truly is just useless "stuff".
Back to the weekend jaunt - we went to the village of Kirkholm near Stranraer and stayed here...
|Obviously NOT taken this weekend in the howling gales and driving rain!|
The weather was frightful - howling gales accompanied by bouncing rain, but we were all warm and cosy in this little cottage.
|A real fire and original wood shutters made everything oh so cosy.|
Friends from Dunoon travelled down to join us. They arrived much earlier than we did, so on our arrival we were greeted with a lovely log fire roaring merrily away in the hearth, with those lovely original wood shutters battened down against the night and a supper of steak and wedges accompanied by copious amounts of wine.
|The reading room!|
Just how brilliant is this bathroom? Not only a bookcase opposite the throne no less, but a quirky little fireplace too!
We visited a stormy ...
...but nevertheless pretty Portpatrick.
The amazing Logan Fishpond. The pond was created in 1788 from a blow hole to be used as a fish larder for Logan House. The present day aim is to showcase native species of fish and to educate the public in how to protect them. The fish are returned to the sea every two years to enable them to mature and breed. Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
On Sunday we visited the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse.
Again very stormy, but oh so dramatic.
Now back home all safe and sound, but with lovely memories to keep me going through the continuing