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Quad bikes and clay pigeons

February 2, 2017

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Travelling back to Balliemeanoch is always a joy and something we look forward to, relaxing with good friends, enjoying walks in the woods, sampling great food, sipping cold fizz in front of a roaring log fire and generally soaking up the atmosphere of life on the banks of Loch Fyne. When I do this trip […]

Happy Christmas from McAllister and Co

December 18, 2014

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 It’s been another great year.  I’ve been working with some exceptional clients and had a fab time. The highlights? A trip to New York with my favourite dolphin, a weekend in Barcelona with my best boy and a longer  stay in Mexico, which was awesome. Working with new clients, Shakespeare’s England and the Wye Valley […]

So what’s the story in Balliemeanoch?

February 15, 2012

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The best friend is setting up a B&B near Strachur, in between Loch Fyne and Loch Eck.  Apt really, she’s fallen in love with the place and also taken on one ‘eck’ of a project.  The B&B will be up and running by the summer, and then she’ll move on to the self-catering cottages; developing […]

McLizard’s days out (part three)

February 15, 2012

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Exploring and admiring the views is one thing, something you’d never get bored of, but on our travels we’ve also found a whole host of other things to see and do. Inveraray Jail, an interesting tale, a bit spooky for me but with enough gory stories to interest a 10 year old; the ‘fairy tale’ […]

McLizard explores the estate (part two)

February 13, 2012

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We explored the estate today.  The estate of Sir Charles MacLean, son of Fitzroy MacLean – one of the characters James Bond was based on, so they’d ‘been expecting us!’ What a great place, set on the banks of Loch Fyne, with fabulous walks, scenery, deer and at present, snowdrops a plenty.  We built a […]

Tales of McLizard (part one)

February 13, 2012

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With a surname like mine and a son called Cameron, I am sure you can add 2 and 2 together and figure that there’s a bit of Scottish ancestry. I’ve not spent that much time there, but it’s all about to change. My best friend, the one who doesn’t like the mushy stuff, has just […]

Funny that, it says sold on that board outside of your house.

January 29, 2012

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My oldest friend is very special. I can’t tell you how much she means to me, not because I do not have the vocabulary but because she hates ‘that mushy stuff’ and there’s a remote chance she might read this.  She is confident enough in our friendship to realise that her location, a gorgeous house […]