I grew up in the South of England, both my parents were Londoners but
they always had a love of the Scottish Highlands, they visited
frequently and had friends living in Fort William, I have fond memories of
family holidays here.
all of my youth a particular painting hung above the fireplace in
our front room, in fact you can see it in the photo taken at Christmas
some time in the early 1970's (yes, that's me, the painting is on the
right above the old 1970's electric fire). It was painted by my father,
he was an amateur oil painter but only ever painted 3 paintings.
Mum (on the right) passed away in 1995 the painting ended up in my
attic and it's pretty much stayed there over the years, even here at
It didn't really mean much
apart from the memory of it always being on the wall at home, until I showed it to a close friend and he
immediately said "That's Lower Falls in Glen Nevis".
We like to see the bird life from the breakfast room window, but this morning guests were a little surprised to look out and see a duck staring back at them. Took him a while to work out how to get off again, having trouble taking off along a narrow ridge, but he managed it eventually.
Well, it's taken a little longer than we'd planned, but our large double room is now fully refurbished.
We're delighted how it's turned out, hope you agree.
The room's been completely redecorated in a grey and purple scheme, it looks fresh and clean with a nice twist of colour. We love the brick effect feature wall behind the bed, it looks stunning with some of our original art work on it, the clematis flowers are photos of flowers from the garden processes through Photoshop to look like pencil art and the view above the bed was taken across Loch Ness from at the bottom of our drive.
There's a new carpet and new blackout curtains, great for those early morning sunrises in the summer months.
The en suite has a brand new, much larger shower and all the fixtures and fittings in the bathroom have been replaced. There's a brand new soap dispenser in the shower with lovely Highland Soaps products, Rosemary & Wild Nettle Shampoo and Wild Nettle And Heather b…