Was not allowed to post until I had done the minutes of the Company Board meeting so that must mean one job done. The governance of the Company is turning the corner with minutes coming out and more Board meetings planned…one arranged for next month to keep things moving. Adverts are going out soon for part-time jobs and the financials are being worked on. The Filling Station billing was being handed over today with Francis taking this over although there was a soft ware problem with data transfer, hopefully minor. Great to see the start of the spreading of the load of volunteer work and it looks as though this will be continuing. Most of the ACC Board got together with our development manager from HIE and it was really constructive going through the positives and the problems with the directors realising how much work is to be done. Often you have Board or committee meetings and directors and members turn up and do nothing till the next meeting. Because we have so much going on we cannot do that and after yesterday’s meeting there was a definite uplifting feeling that we have so much to do and are going to do it, gradually pulling more and more members of the community into helping. Helped me not feeling so unhealthy and a walk down the road with Dougal and family in the east wind kept me awake. Dougal as usual is in great health. This is him just before he disappears over the wall to see his neighbours in the morning.
I was invited to another meeting on Monday evening which is to organise a new Festival to be called Applestock. There has been lots of work done already and is very impressive. It is planned to be based around the Walled Garden and the Campsite with family orientated events during the Saturday around the Walled Garden and then off to the Campsite for the headline band on the evening. Not sure if I am allowed to say who is planned but if successfully booked it will make for a brilliant night of music. Offered to do a bit of bar help in the evening and it could end up being a longish day as the Inn will be busy, used to love working the bar at the Games, great crack,hard work and music, always a good combination. It is great to see the next group getting it together and organising events. I was proud to be involved with setting up The Seafood and Music Festival and although it slipped into a Beer and Music Fest and became too much for the Inn to cope with it was good while it lasted. APPLESTOCK 18th of May is the date to look out for..its already on Facebook.
Missed my third meeting in three days, tonight, as I could be feeling better and although I have a croft and have plans it is not high on my priorities.It was just another walk back with Dougal and family from the Filling Station and even in today’s greyish light there is always something to catch the eye.
And just further alone the road passing Milton noticed the holiday house there could have been a place in Las Palmas. Passed it most days for the last thirty years and you see it in a different light, I think that is why I will always like living here, seeing something for the first time, maybe its just a gift of the unobservant.
Last night I had the privilege watching some one very good at what she does work. A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do an article on Applecross for a tourist magazine and with a little trepidation said yes. Nothing else to do!! Anyway got something down, about the thousand words requested and sent it down to Sara our proof reader living in Toscaig. She came up last night and over three hours took it apart and put it back together,and this was after working on it down the road. It was very impressive to watch and probably learned quite a bit without being in a classroom situation. so it is off to Inverness tomorrow, health and weather permitting, supposed to be a dump of snow on the way so it will be back early.