Around Oban with Kay McDonald – November 25 2021

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Only a month to go now until the big day and I’m looking forward to it so much after the strange time we had last Christmas.

In fact, it’s been a very strange year and the thought of a proper Christmas with friends and family is wonderful.

Being able to attend events and have Christmas nights out is so much more special this year and if last year proved anything it was that Christmas is not about the presents –  although they’re very nice – it’s about the people you get to spend it with.

Being part of such a lovely community means that any chance to get out and about and see people is something to be celebrated, no matter how you do it. It can be bumping into people in the shops, arranging to go to the cinema or a quick cuppa in one of our scrumptious cafes.

Even though Oban’s Winter Festival is almost at an end, we still have lots to look forward to in the coming month.

Spotlight Musical Theatre Group’s pantomime ‘Treasure Island’ at the Corran Halls will be a hoot, I’m sure, and there are three films coming to the cinema that I want to see as well as a screening of ‘Anything Goes’ this Sunday, then ‘Christmas with Andre’ on December 4 and 5.

I can’t think of a better way of getting into the Christmas Spirit.

It’s also time to get my Christmas shopping sorted and with late night shopping tonight (Thursday) and Winter Festival markets this weekend, I’m sure I’ll not be stuck for ideas and if I am, there are always LoveOban vouchers.

Last week’s photograph was of the side of the Corran Halls. This week might be a bit trickier.