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Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages: January 2010

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages

Beautiful stone cottages near Oban and on the Isle of Mull

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Location: Taynuilt, Argyll, United Kingdom

Monday, 11 January 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone and what a beautiful cold snowy start to the year it's been.  Christmas and New Year were spent keeping the water in the cottages running and moving heaters from one weak spot to another. Despite the 3 consecutive days below -12 we managed to get through without any problems, unlike a lot of houses in the village. Several have now been without water for 5 weeks. Though we have finally succumbed and lost water to our part of the house at the weekend. The thaw has set in though so hopefully we will be back on soon, just keeping fingers crossed that the water comes out of the right part of the pipe. Still the skiing, ice climbing and ice skating have been fabulous, though unfortunately Anja broke her wrist just before Christmas and has found it very frustrating!
The picture above was taken looking back to Mull from the ferry on Sunday lunchtime. The photo to the side shows the sadder side of this weather, one of the beautiful buzzards we get around here who had broken his wing and was completely exhausted, not even trying to move from a hand.