You can have D.I.Y bed and breakfast.
(when our self catering cottage is not booked.
This also means you have more than just a room.
You have a kitchen, so you don't have to eat out if you don't want.)
You can also bring in carry out meals like fish and chips from nearby award winning
Bay fish and chips at Dalgety Bay, 2 miles away.
I can put any one of several breakfast packs or your mix and match choice in your kitchen:-
1. Usual tea and coffee, cereals.
2. Bread and jam for toast plus beans, free range eggs.
3. A continental pack:-ham, cheese, tomato, rolls, etc.
4. A pack to cook, choose bacon or sausage, etc.
5. The full works, everything mentioned plus grapefruit, yoghurt or whatever you choose.
Or maybe you just want room only at £25p.p.p.n.
Additionally - supper, packed lunch, can be ordered.
These are my little black shiny pearls.
I harvest a few hundred a year,
They're extremely hard to germinate, involving storage in freezer
and exposure to heat at the right time.
Then only a few every few years germinate.
These are on offer at £4 for our holiday cottage guests and campers.
They can cost several times that from catalogues.
Apparently at one time, only the Emperor of China could grow them.
After 2 or 3 years of these perennial plants, dying back, (so put a marker in the soil)
they start to have a permanent woody stem, growing to about 4'.
Then each year the spectacular leaves bud and unfold.
Around May the single petal yellow leaves give a quick display.
The leaves linger, then die back to the woody stem.
It all happens again each year.
A 4/5 year old plant starts to produce those shiny black seeds
and they increase in number each year.
10 reasons to choose our cottage to rent, self cater or B and B:- 1. It's child, baby, toddler and family friendly. 2. The cottage has character. 3. It's got a lovely garden. 4. It backs on to 15 acres of woodland. 5. It's very well equipped. 6. It's 10 miles from Edinburgh, zoo and pandas. 7. In a day trip, you can see lochs and glens, beaches, fishing villages. etc. 8. Within 10 miles you can play golf, fish, horse riding, falconry, boat trips. 9. Great local facilities for children, Deep Sea world, swimming baths, crazy golf, 10 screen cinema 10. Many local restaurants, 8 alone 3 miles away at Fife Leisure park.
Woodland - Parents should accompany children beyond the garden. Kids love it here, there is so much space. Badger hide.
Garden at the back of the cottage has outdoor games.
Cottage has games and DVD's suitable for all ages.
Nearby - Lochore Adventure Park, 10 screen cinema, 2 miles at Duloch Leisure Park, along with eateries.
Indoors - Deep Sea World a couple of miles away, swimming baths with flumes, etc. 10 screen cinema.
Babies andToddlers - Lots of equipment free, request at time of booking i.e. microwave sterilizer, bouncy cradle, baby bath, mat, cots, high chairs.
Tesco have half price offers each week at the butchery counter.
Chickens one week, pork joints another. Sirloin joints become affordable at half price and so do racks of lamb.
See also our other Food blogs
15.5.2013 Liner ...Princess back again (Last in July and August 2012.)
6.4.13 - Dingies launching from Dalgety Bay sailing club
7.11.10 - M111 minesweeper heading into Rosyth Dockyard.
W.c 20.9.10- Frigate 231 out of Rosyth,
Destroyer in, Promitheus oil tanker. Yachtsmen.
These are the last months of the Ferry to Zeebrugge,
W.c 13.9.10-Hamilton Spirit oil tanker at terminal,
a barge/floating platform, Yachtsmen,
Forth Tours and maid of the Forth tours.
Dredger in, Frigate F231 in and out all week doing sea trials.
Mare Oreaus oil tanker, Helga Spirit and Hildgaarde.
Oil tankers British Eagle (flying red ensign), Chincha and Eagle Torrance.
24.6.2010 - Oil tankers Searanger and Helgar spirit left port today.
20.6.2010 - The 3 tugs are having spray practice today for oil tankers.
2.6.2010 - Oil tanker Bunga Kasturi Empat moored.
1.6.2010 - Minesweeper leaving Rosyth
27.5.2010 - Oil tanker Livia in. New to this area.
26.5.2010 The Vista of the seas in. Tanker "Carolos" arrived. Eider ducks.
17.5.2010 Oil tanker Mare Salernum .
"Blue Bay" scrap metal ship into Inverkeithing.
15.5.2010 Liberian registered Oil tanker "Ligovsky Prospect" in today.
14.5.2010 - Delta sailor half full of oil this morning.
The regular "Sarpen" built 2002:- http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?mmsi=311261000
13.5.2010 - Delta sailor oil tanker.
12.5.2010. Danish cruise ship in at 8.30a.m. White.
Much smaller, only 2 decks. "Vision of the seas".
Maid of the Forth arrived to transport passengers. Back out at 7p.m.
11.5.2010 German cruise liner Mein Schiff. Grey and white.
Unusual amount of writing on the side, including http://www.cruises.com/
and Meeresrayschen. Ruhe Delphine.
There are approximately 200 oil tankers a year
mooring at the jetty at Hound's point, to take in oil .
Mostly different names and countries.
Some regular like Hildegard and Thornbury.
Also many ships all named after birds, Falcon, Eagle, Robin, etc.
9.5.2010 - 1. First passenger liner of the season M.S.C Orchestra, 5 passenger decks.
Several boats lowered into water to take people to Queensferry.
A tug is keeping it level so it doesn't swing into the shipping channel.
2. Maid of the Forth helping to unload about 2000 passengers.
8.5.2010 -1. BW Lake left with 2 tugs, one of which returned quickly.
2. Ferry tfrom Zeebrugge in at 12 noon and out at 6p.m.
3. SS Harmony, a large container ship left Rosyth.
7.5.2010 - Oil tanker BW Lake in. New to this area.
Day trips to Stirling, Trossachs, Dunfermline. Lochs, Glens, beaches, East coast fishing villages, etc. Linlithgow A few miles south of the historic Forth Rail Bridge.
Great Castle, lake and 4 Mary's pub.
(See "Bagging Scotland" on Twitter and "scottishroutes"). Glendeavon (Old Tormaukin Inn). Castle Campbell near Stirling (see Tour Scotland website with great photos.)
Hopetoun house..Antiques road show televised 21.3.2010
Just 12 miles from your holiday cottage.
Run by volunteers. £9 p.p.. £7 concessions.
Tea room, shop, disabled facilities.
A one hour exciting burl along the Forth estuary and back.
Also if fit, you can alight at the fire-clay mine for a visit underground.
Also railway exhibition museum.
Guardian 12.5.12 " whatever our age. Socio-biologists have revealed that there are powerful psychological benefits to spending time in natural environments and that the people in their tests underestimated just how invigorated, peaceful and good they would feel after something as simple as a walk in a woodland…"
Sarah Raven BBC2 8.2.2012 "Bees, butterflies and blooms":-
Many grasses, rushes.
raspberries, strawberries, brambles, elderberries, gooseberries, white currant.
Wild rose, honeysuckle.
These rocks at the base of the silver birch trees were from
the old Donibristle aerodrome runway near Hillend, Fife.
The moss and trees have grown over them in the last few decades
and they form the link from the back Orchid meadow to the upper campers' meadow pitches.