We’ve had wonderful bright, sunny weather over the last few days. It’s noticeable that the light has changed. Gone is the thin, mean light of winter and in its place is the generous, golden light of spring bringing warmth to every surface that it strikes. As the days lengthen, and the shadows become shorter, the beautiful ‘straw’ light transforms the colours along the beach below the cottage. Ben More still has a few patches of winter snow on its highest shoulders, but here on the beach, spring has sprung and new life is stirring.
We’ve had a lovely week preparing the cottage for the first guests. The weather has been perfect – and we painted the exterior walls white and the woodwork peacock blue on Monday and Tuesday with the sun shining and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. We’ll be working on the inside this week – painting, oiling the floors and deep cleaning the entire cottage. Looking forward to another summer – meeting some old friends who have re-booked again this year and some new visitors who, we hope, have a restful and relaxing time in the cottage.