Happy Hogmanay.

Thanks to those who cancelled their bookings and to everyone who joined us at short notice for demonstrating to us that renting out Inshriach over Hogmanay is pure foolish. There are more important things than the money in the bank. Thanks also to the Old Bridge Inn and the John Langan Band for a storming party on New Years Eve, to our friends at Pityoulish for being a lovely bunch of coconuts, and to whoever left that deer on our doorstep on the 30th for sorting the Lords from the Flies and keeping us in stew.

And so to 2011. The next 2 weeks are all about Ord Ban. Three years of fine food, music and film building to a beautiful crescendo before Ross and Polly move onto new and exciting things, if you are in Aviemore the next few weeks do yourself a favour and see if there is space.

The year is peppered with repeat bookings and friendly faces. There are 6 weddings in the book, 3 in May alone, and the snow has cleared before the guests so today might be the day for turfing the henhouse field. By February the improvements to the bothy ought to be done and we can get planning permission in for the barn. A second yurt is on its way, a few of the classic cars are near done and it’s about the time of year we (not to mention the press, musicians and everyone else) start talking Insider.

This photo from Hogmanay 2009 is by Helen Abraham. We were just as well behaved this time but the photos weren’t so good.

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