I was born in Edinburgh, and trained as a teacher there. I lived in London for many years pursuing my teaching. i am now retired, and returned to my home village, where i was brought up. I will need help to build an organic vegetable plot, with a raised bed or two, and to decorate a coupe of rooms.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Brora is a small Highland village with a unique history. I am involved with the local Heritage Society. there are opportunities to visit historic monuments, castles, and find out about other important aspects of local, and Scottish history.
My project in the garden is to create raised beds to grow organic vegetables. There is also some weeding, pruning, tidying, planting required. In the house, I would like help with decorating, spring cleaning and general maintenance.
Small amount of French and Scottish Gaelic.
I can accommodate only female volunteers at present.
Volunteer would have own bedroom with double bed and TV. all other areas of the house will be shared with me. There is a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
For Breakfast I will provide - cereals, fruit juice, toast etc. - a snack lunch and a more substantial evening meal. The village has a supermarket, so volunteers can buy whatever else they might need, I am a vegetarian, so i would prefer not to have meat in the house.
I am happy for volunteers to do some of the cooking.
Brora has transport links by bus and train to Inverness and Wick. Inverness has the nearest airport with a shuttle service to the city centre.
Brora provides opportunities for hill-walking. hiking, fishing , golfing, horse-riding and beach-walking - all available locally. There are also places of historical interest to visit. There is much wild-life to see including seals, and sea otters, a unique dolphin colony, while minke and other whales are to be seen off-shore, occasionally. There are many other interesting places to visit, as Brora is on the NC500 route.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week