A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Who could have guessed – fire is dangerous!


I have a new look  – not a good look, just a new one.

While putting an armful of small pine branches on the fire, something which I have done hundred of times over the past years, the fire blazed up unexpectedly. Was it a small gust of wind? Fresh leaves blazing up at just the wrong moment? Who knows.

All I do know is that the flames jumped up. I heard a crackling sound. I smelled burned hair. I felt my face go hot.

The damage wasn’t serious, only to my ego. I now have no ‘sideburns’, half of one eyebrow is missing, the fuzz on my face is gone, and my eyelashes are half the length they used to be. Not a good look, and especially bad for my ego when we are off to Malaga for a night out tomorrow night!

Kenton says you have to expect these things as part of being a farmer. Eek.

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

6 thoughts on “Who could have guessed – fire is dangerous!

  1. I have thought of many comments but I will keep most of them to myself. Will you take a picture?


  2. That is Karma for the gloating yesterday. pmsl.


  3. I am emancipating myself from my daughter for obvious reasons


  4. I think you still look beautiful.


  5. You 2 are freaking me out, what’s with all this niceness?


  6. Kenton thought that someone had to be nice to me as everyone else is being so mean!