Sunday, April 18, 2010

Holiday in Argyll March 2010

Rob, Henry and I had a great week away beginning 27 March 2010. We stayed at the self-catering cottage 'Darach' (seen above), set in the hills near to the village of Ardfern (20 miles South of Oban). The cottage was clean, comfortable and everything had been thought of. The owners and their lovely dog, Keeva, were very friendly.

We went on lots of picturesque walks. The photo above shows the canal walk at Crinan.

We hired a boat on Loch Awe one day. We were the only people out on the entire Loch. The mountains surrounding the Loch were covered in a recent snowfall and we got hailed on at one point, but it was good fun.

Here's Henry enjoying one of his many forest walks.

A favourite walk that we have enjoyed before is the circular one around the point at Port Appin. There is also a restaurant, craft shop and gallery to enjoy afterwards.

Our excursions included trips to Oban (the delicatessen is very good) and Fort William has lots of outdoor shops, restaurants, cafes (The Fired Art Cafe serves excellent coffee), and charity shops (great for buttons!). We also went to the Oban Scottish Sealife Sanctuary where we saw lots of aquariums of fish and other sea creatures, a pair of young seals recuperating in the outside pools and otters enjoying a feeding session. Lochgilphead and Inverary were also interesting to explore for an hour or so.

The Kilmartin Museum was well worth a visit for the interesting exhibits and superb restaurant. The chef said that he could cook all sorts of vegetarian food for us - unfortunately we were due to go home the next day, but really enjoyed the lunch and dinner we had eaten there.

All in all, a very enjoyable holiday :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Love Buttons HQ

Buttons above now sold - sorry!

Well, I've finally taken the plunge and started my own website selling vintage, reused and new buttons. It's called Love Buttons HQ. I will be adding new items, usually on a daily basis, so please keep checking back for the latest additions!


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