Bluebells down the Bike park

Having had what Ralph, Bunty’s boyfriend, thinks is a drout (and in Scotland that’s no far off it!) we had a down pour last weekend and then everything sprouted, not least these gorgeous seasonal wee flowers.

Flood Swimming

A wee shower of rain only enhances the water sport potential at Lochend Chalets!

Outside Office Gets Dark Quick

EEEeeeeee the outside office gets dark quick! And during the day its been mud mud glorious-wellie-sucking mud!

Boggy and Swampy, it’s all Very Halloween

As the mist lifts off the lake this morning… Down on the trail is all a bit boggy and swampy! The dog wood has a root system akin to mangrove swamps! Scooby-dooby-doo! This is the drain off ‘sink’ for the goodie burn which is 100m to the left so the only way to go is […]

Snow Coming?

So they say 6 inches of snow coming next week…perhaps….maybe…might we look like this come Thursday?

First snow on the Ben – well in November!

We always make a note of the ‘first snow on the Ben’ however its only just struck me that its the first winter, 2103, snow but there was snow on it in March 2013! Anyhooo – you get my drift! And it’s a belter of a day.

Spring Half Term

A perfect combination for Spring half term, crunchy ice and sparkling sunshine. Ducks being well looked after and the rest of the birdies are getting very vocal!

Ice Path

After a few days of minus temperatures the weather warmed, a little, last night and this morning we woke up to see dark paths appear on the ice that has been covering the lake of last few days. When view from the top of the house these lines looked so straight, as if following direct […]


So after Jez had his swim this moring at 7.30, when it was still dark and I was in my PJ’s, and AFTER he had broken the ice to get into the water to swim!!!!!!! the kids went and picked a bit up… Will try to catch him in action – if I can get […]

Snow’s Here

At last Рenough snow to make it look pretty and not to be dibilitating. Hurrah! However I think the Edinburgh Zoo pandas, who have now been here a year I heard on the radio today, may turn up their noses up at our sad bamboo!