Christmas is coming

We stopped to walk on the beach this afternoon on our way to the post office.  I had a long over due parcel to send, and some very late Christmas cards.  We also had a bigger problem.  Our number round the table on Christmas Day has doubled and the original bit of pork we had bought was no longer big enough.  It was our lucky afternoon as Dougie still had some of Fiona Boa’s local pork in stock, so that will work well to compliment the smaller bit we already have.

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In the haunnblackhouse blog I have been writing for the last few years I always refer to Somerset as ‘Farmer’.  I am not quite sure what to call him on this blog, so for the moment, until it becomes clear what will work for me best, I will try not to refer to him at all.

The wind is forecast to get stronger again tomorrow, with little respite until after Christmas.  We have just written to the guests coming for new year to offer them an extra night if they cannot get here the day they are booked to arrive.  The ferries can be disrupted, but it is rare that both Lochaline and Oban are off on the same day.   Best to check before you travel though.