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Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages

Damon & Renate's Holiday Cottages: November 2011

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

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Tonight is the 'replacement fireworks' in Oban over the harbour. This is the free event that's been put on to replace the bonfire night event where all fireworks went off in 50 seconds. It's worth watching in YouTube.

It marks the end of the Oban winter festival, which has had a Victorian theme. Many shop fronts were changed, our kids liked this one from Mary's meals best, but the pancake place is really good too.

I have been busy painting furniture for Torr Na Locha on Mull. This is a new style I'm trying out, would love some feedback.

We also have a Facebook on bonawehouse that I'm updating more regularly. We'd love you to 'like' it.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Oban winter festivities and litter pick

Damon's starring in the cave rescue on the landward programme is on iplayer for another 5 days. The link is

We've had fabulous weather for the past week. Yesterday morning I had a kayak with my friend, launching from Kelly's pier at very high water.

I also had a walk last week, taking the train from Tyndrum to the remote Corour station on Rannoch moor. I then walked 25 km over 2 Munros to end at Tulloch station and took the train back from there. I even put some suncream on before I left!

Next weekend is a winter weekend in Oban, with Festivities. The usual iceskating and reindeer, switching on the lights and other activities such as cooking for kids, tea and walks around Dunollie House. There will also be an unexpected free fireworks display. Oban's fireworks on the 5th of Nov went wrong and it was all over in 1 minute. So an extra performance is put on.

Our first mince pies made by the girls, to get us into the winter festivities. This was after the major litter pick we did in the village with the primary school. The village is all spick and span again.

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Friday, 4 November 2011

Another starring role for Damon. Landmark at 7 pm tonight, probably only in Scotland, but I'm sure you can get it on iplayer too. It is a mock rescue of a presenter lady out of a cave bythe cave rescue team. Then Oban Mountain rescue take her over a small ravine on a tyrolean. And an interview with Damon.

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