Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Since you had 9 points on your licence it is much nicer driving with you" she said

Our pal Mark left us at the Holly Tree bar at 2100 on Thursday. The sign at Crianlarich warned him the the Pulpit Rock works would start at 2200, he had 15 minutes to get there. Go on there, what would you do? That's right, he went around Callendar instead. The words Valour and Discretion come to mind.

This road closes after 2200 at night, opens early in the morning. They are building a viaduct to carry a wider road. Major, major project. £9million cost, the works will last for three months at least.

As we drove past ourselves yesterday on our way home Gillian murmured something to me about my much nicer driving habits, the essence of which is in the headline. Hm.

Ps. The opening chapter of Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge comes to mind....briefly.

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Short breaks, at the last minute, Glencoe cottage. £80 night

Saturday, October 05, 2013

We've changed. We'll take short bookings now £80 night to the end of April. Or £395 for 7 days. The market has spoken

We used to take low season bookings on Fridays or Mondays, but the market wants to come at all sorts of times. So be it. We'll not make any surcharge for weekends nor for half term but the minimum would be 2 nights. We'll keep the same prices from November until Easter. Xmas and New Year excluded of course.
Michelle, our housekeeper says she does not mind doing the house at odd times.
I spent most of yesterday doing a new layout for this on the website. Ugh!

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