the conservatory you can see on the side was where we spent most of the time when we were in the house - fabulous views out over the water and sunsets and making the most of the sunshine without being bothered by midges or wind.
We enjoyed several walks - I'm featuring them in my snap set on Wednesday and a boat trip to the small islands just off shore
we saw seals from the boat and various birds. On our walks and driving at dusk we saw some deer. On the first morning I saw a pine martin on the grass outside the house - we knew there were some around - so that evening I put some peanut butter on the rocks in the hope of seeing it again. However the peanut butter only attracted a big slug and some seagulls - which carefully picked at the peanut butter around the slug!
the fabulous light show in the evening continued with a different pattern of the sun on the clouds and water each evening - this is from the last evening
and a new thing? that would be the wonderful crafted items I came home with. We were very impressed with the number and quality of the local artists and craft people and went to two small craft markets, one fabulous craft shop stocking only local makers and drove up a very steep windy hill to visit the makers of these lovely pieces in their studio
a lovely couple - she does the painting and he makes pewter jewellery pieces and amazing large clay models of animals.
Off to finish the last of my catch-up on laundry and bills - wishing you all a good week