Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A wonderful winter weekend

Andy and I spent the weekend in the wilderness that is Carrour. This one-house community is surrounded by the most fantastic scenery and I was utterly over-awed by it all.

There is one train per day and no mobile phone reception. It is the perfect location to retreat and to get away from it all.

We met up with Andy's brother for a traditional Xmas dinner on the Saturday and then went for a very long and cold walk in thick snow.

We left on Sunday with a cosy glow about us: the hospitality at the Hotel really is second to none. For anyone looking for a retreat from the pre-Xmas madness, I strongly recommend a weekend in Carrour. Just make sure that you check the weather forecast before departure - if the weather is bad, you may find you are stuck there for some time!

Wishing everyone a nice, relaxed festive period!

Ro xx

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wild weather

Terrible weather all over Scotland - particularly in the central belt. Apparently parts of Scotland have encountered winds of 150 mph!

All trains to Edinburgh from Dunblane were seriously disrupted. Thankfully, I managed to get a cover teacher for my led class in the form of Stacey Metcalf. It was her first class for the Yoga Room and she did a fantastic job - a huge thank you to her.

I spent the day baking a Christmas cake. This was a huge event in itself - I had no idea it was so involved! After an hour of stirring and beating, I left the batter on the counter in the kitchen. I turned my back for 5 minutes only to discover my naughty little kitten Simbha trying to get his tongue in about it!

Thankfully, the cake was saved and is currently in the oven on a slow bake. I am excitedly anticipating the result - only 5 hours to go!

Hopefully the winds will have settled by tomorrow. I will get cover if I don't make it through. Watch for updates on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Yoga-Room/194036207314364

Ro xx