It was lovely to remember the time we had at Glen Orchy last summer. There were only a few more houses in the glen and we had the Old House all to ourselves for a week. The property had been the hunting lodge for the landowners in the past and has been converted into a holiday cottage. There were roses round the door, a honeysuckle arch in the garden and swallows nesting in the front porch! It was lovely to come back in the evening and light a log fire in the massive, original fireplace.The River Orchy rushed down the glen and was a favourite haunt of anglers. We frightened deer as we drove down the glen and birds of prey were gliding overhead. It was a memorable way to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary.
The challenge was themed around the Chinese New Year this week. We had to use photos of animals, the colours black, red or gold and include some stitching. I don’t often use photos of animals so it was a good opportunity to remember the lovely, hot June day we enjoyed in the Lake District last year.