One of the highlights of our visit to Orkney, so pleased that we spotted an ad for this in the brochure left in our holiday accommodation. OK, so the room that Lynn and John have built onto their house is not an old Orkney croft, but there was a smoky fire and Lynn created an atmosphere that really did make you feel that you were back in the days of stories around the old peat fire. I was amazed when I read the review from fluteandvoice that described the evening as "not terribly friendly." On arrival, Lynn was preparing for the evening but she showed us through into the main part of the house where we were welcomed by John and given the opportunity to browse a collection of books about Orkney and Orkney's history. John also spent some time explaining the history of the amazing flagstone floor. I was also taken aback by the review that says that Lynn can't keep the audience's interest for two hours. The time went so quickly, I could have stayed there for twice as long and heard a few more tales, my partner said the same. In fact, had we not discovered this just a couple of days before the end of our visit, we would probably have gone along to the evening in Stromness or on John's tour.
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