A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

No longer germ free on the mountain!


One thing we have found since moving to Casa Tyr is that we are almost never sick. We have not been to see a doctor in almost 7 years, and aside from a tummy bug brought back from Morocco, we just stay healthy.

Part of this, of course, is due to the fact that we have a healthy lifestyle, with fresh air, clean water, and hard work. It’s good for you!

But partly it is because we are not around people very much! Yes, we go into town, and out for a beer etc, but we’re just not around people for very long, or even very frequently, for that matter.

Until recently, that is. We have had to travel to the coast much more frequently recently, as we were doing some paid photography/videography work for a blues guitarist. Going to the coast means more people. Means the air is more polluted. Means more time in smoky bars.

The result? GERMS have made their evil way up our mountain! Kenton woke up with a fever, and now has an horrendous head cold. I’m sure I’m next on the list – that’s the way these things go! Yikes.

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!

2 thoughts on “No longer germ free on the mountain!

  1. Wish you both well – don’t pass it on to the dogs.

    I’m sure the liquor store will have a cure for the cold but could leave the head feeling much the same. 😦