Meet Ernest, a wild Mallard cross with a Magpie duck. Storm Barbara must have blown him (her?) off course and Lochend is a happy haven for ducks. Larry and Lavina are proper chums now with the ‘wild’ boys and girls are extending the Lochend Welcome which is so important to us!
We are upping the luxury in the Lux A lodge kitchens. We continue to add to ‘Osprey’ and ‘Heron’ and this week it’s the kitchen goodies that are getting us excited!
What a view to prep your dinner from….
Not the best photos, but these are some of the things I’ve been making the last week. I’ve set up a wee workshop at home and starting to sell pieces on Etsy but if anyone’s interested, or if you’d like to commission something in particular, just let me know! Hope you all like it x
A few weeks ago we found a rather lovely looking pair of ducks who were jostling for food in amongst the Mallards, after a Facebook plea, the fabulously knowledgable Andrew MacGillivray (see you in a couple of weeks!) was able to tell us that they are Lavender Calling Ducks.
Axel Dohmann and his family have been visiting Lochend Chalets since 1975 and although during our halceon childhood summer holidays of the 70’s and 80’s, when we made great rafts, ran table tennis tournaments, sailed and danced at many a ceilidh, Axel has been harbouring this romantic image that one day he too would be chief labourer at Lochend. (more…)
After many years we are bowing out of the Green Business Tourism Scheme however we will be keeping in place all the ‘actions’ we were encouraged to do by them and all those that were natural behaviours already in place!
It’s International Bio-diversity day and this year has a ‘marine’ theme!
So here’s the water…
And, courtesy of Ark-ive, here’s a link to the rare inhabitant…the Slender Naiad!
After years of deliberation…about 10! We are committing to a small biomass district system for the bigger cabins on the shore. The building of the boiler house/pellet store came first…
So behind with blog stories…will endevour to catch up but couldn’t resist this big dog fox enjoying the freedom of a fuull covering of ice on the lake!
A wee shower of rain only enhances the water sport potential at Lochend Chalets!