Monday, 9 February 2009
Ord Ban birthday weekend.
The weather forecast for Friday said deep snow in the west country and in the far north of Scotland, apparently leaving a corridor up the west coast wide enough to get back for Ord Ban's birthday party. They laid on 7 courses in the restaurant on Saturday night, then a spit roasted hogget with mulled cider and live music on Sunday night. Everyone stayed at Inshriach and went out snowboarding or sledging during the day. We made some excellent connections which mean that later this week we will be exploring whisky tasting weekends and looking into using the house as a recording studio.
It has been as low as minus 15 again and there is a foot of snow round the house with the prospect of more this week. By Saturday morning the van and boat were well and truly stuck (thankfully in the farmyard and not by the A9) and even the landrover is now stranded in a hollow. No sailing until the spring.