"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Friday, 3 December 2010


Our first view of the cabins...

The view from the decking of our cabin.

Within ten minutes - clothes off - through the snow on the decking-  into the hot tub :-)

The interior of the lodge.

The cabin was advertised as having a log fire but had a wall mounted living flame fire.Slightly dissapointed at first, but it actually wasn't missed at all.

A clean and comfortable base for the next four nights.

After attending the welcome meeting at the campsite retreat the next morning, we went for a short walk to the beach near the loch and picked some mussels with the intention of cooking them - we forgot about them - and left them on the counter in the kitchen all day, so I had to throw them away! After a dip in the tub and some lunch we set off to explore one of the walks close to the campsite.

Alan was used as target practice all the way along the path :-)

Bulls eye!

Making the first Snow angel!

Back to the lodge after an hour or so.

Snow cones in the hot tub!!

When we were in the lodge we spent many a happy hour reading and watching TV.Milly had a blank sketch book and spent hours drawing and colouring.She created some wonderful images.

She has a signature style and enjoys drawing figures and designing outfits on them.They all have enormous eyes and a side fringe .

She started to add some jewel stickers to her later designs.
Hours and hours of colouring and sharpening crayons :-)

Time spent watching the sun go down.

The next morning was spent lounging around and then we set off after lunch to go to Loch Fyne to do a tree house walk we had heard about at the meeting.

It was windy and cold and required numerous layers but the snow was deep and soft and the walk wasn't too arduous.

The tree house was rather under - whelming!

Worth climbing up though..

Not a bad view,

a good place to munch on the chocolate bars we had taken with us...

Back down the track.

Time to do another couple of snow angels.



Thursday - we decided to visit Helensburgh and have lunch.Our first home as a married couple was on the married quarters near there. I lived and worked in Helensburgh for a couple of years but couldn't remember much of it at all!!

Back home to the cabin for yet more lounging and hot tubbing :-)

We spent a wonderful, relaxing, peaceful time in a beautiful setting.The snow made it quite magical and sitting in the hot tub with the snow swirling around us is a memory I will treasure. 


Deb said...

It looks so lovely Lynn, I'm quite jealous! I'm glad you had such a lovely holiday :-)

Michelle said...

Looks fantastic. Am most envious!

Moaki Sotu said...

Hi Lynn, I found your blog as I am about to publish a book called Hello! A Life Worth Living :)

I see that you are already living the life you want with your daughter and husband. You must also be a brave woman as dealing with CFS is very difficult (one of my close family members suffers from it).

Wishing you all the best and much love on your continued journey.