My dad and I just got home from our holiday to the Highlands. This is the cottage we rented in Tomich - I used to live directly opposite this cottage and I looked after it for the owners at that time.
We had a fabulous time at the Loch Ness Film Festival, and the souvenir mugs I made for the event were snapped up. The films we saw were of outstanding quality. Next year we hope to be able to arrive a couple of days earlier to catch the whole festival instead of just part of it.
It was also lovely to catch up on the craic with old friends - thanks to everyone who stuffed us full of lovely food and drink!
Last week my old faithful kiln stopped working - it's the one on the right of the picture. I started making arrangements for getting it repaired, however as I had a deadline for the Loch Ness Film Festival mugs I decided to invest in another kiln. I found a reconditioned one of the same model as the old one on Essex Kilns' website and reserved it. I drove down and colected it yesterday and here it is on the left, looking nice and shiny.
Meanwhile I also managed to get the old kiln repaired by a local electrician, so now I won't get caught out again and hopefully will always have at least one kiln that's working!