Kung Hei Fat Choi
In other words Happy New Year! The Chinese Year of the Rabbit starts today. Let’s hope it will be a good one for all our guests and friends and readers of this wee blog.
The weather in the summer of 2010 in Grantown on Spey was not too good. Winter came very early too. At the end of November we came back from our family visit to Australia (to see sons and grandson) to find Grantown almost cut off from the rest of the world. It was a shock to the system after the heat of Perth and Melbourne. Although a note to our Australian guests, the Oz weather was far from perfect and I was glad I had packed some warm clothes! Be prepared for anything is what we Scots learn at an early age with regard to our changeable, interesting weather. (As I write, a gale is blowing the snow from the roof in eddies and flurries!)
One morning in the summer I apologised to some lovely French guests for yet another day of rain. I was most surprised by their response. They loved it! ‘Everything is so fresh and green and cool.’ They came from the South of France and had been experiencing a drought, brown grass and temperatures reaching into the 40 degrees Celsius range.
As regards Brooklynn, not too much of note to report with the exception of the making of a new bed in the back garden and undertaking a repainting of the exterior paintwork. Luckily both of these activities happened during rare dry spells, one at the beginning of the year and one later on in the summer.
Whatever the coming year will bring, we will look forward to welcoming you to Brooklynn to enjoy a wonderful holiday in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park in the stunning Highlands of Scotland!
See you soon.