Long time no blog! I know.
Being Chair of the Loch Earn Tourism Information group for Lochearnhead, St Fillans, Balquhidder and Strathyre villages means that I am doing PR and social media work on www.robroycountry.com and Twitter for @robroycountry as well as planning strategies. And that's just for fun. My day job is running Briar Cottages business including all cleaning services and check-ins while Fraser tackles the three acre gardens.
It's all a labour of love and we never take the exceptional views that we wake up to for granted. We are proud to share Briar Cottages and gardens with visiting guests.
I am also passionate about sharing; whats on, things to do, where to eat and drink and more. It means that I need to keep up to date on everything that is going on like, winter events , Hogmanay parties, Christmas markets plus the opening of a new local shop MHOR in Store, coming to Kingshouse near Mhor84 on 9th December 2017. Fraser loves to chat to passers by who take an interest in the gardens and BLiSS trail sculptures on display.
In addition to our "Blawn Wi The Wind" thistles and Stan The Stag (whose photo was on The One Show this month) there is a Pop up art installation by Kev Paxton called Brunas. Brunas is a CrazyColor pink coo. Let me explain. Renato Brunas invented Crazy Color hair dye. It is described as "hair colour for the fearless". Bold pinks, purples, and rainbow colours. Renato Brunas had a hairdressing shop in Mayfair, London called "Brunas". He sadly passed away in 2014, so when the Renfrew Scotland based Crazy Color team were planning a hair show in London, they recruited Kev Paxton to style one of his metal cows with a pink and purple Crazy Color ombre hairstyle. Brunas is currently taking the air in our garden after his recent modelling event. He is on holiday on The regional Thistle Award winning BLiSS trail, for the winter. Come and see him!
The Visit Scotland regional awards event for Central, Tayside and Fife, was held in the incredible stables building at Prestonfield House in Edinburgh. The food was exquisite. How they produce such quality for hundreds of diners, I will never know. The service team were charming too. A special thanks to Amitt who served table 23 for the LETi support team.