A change is as good as a rest, they say – and Oban-based Barbara is looking for a little change.
Barbara is keen to holiday swap her house with one on the Isle of Skye and told The Skye Times: "I would love to get in touch with people who might want to have a week or so holiday in Oban and would like to home swap with me.
"I have a lovely home on the Esplanade and there are periods when I am away and no-one is there to enjoy it. I am not very keen to rent it commercially and I do want to get to know Skye better."
Barbara is looking for a place with a minimum of two bedrooms, preferably in the north east end of the island.
Talking about her current house, she said: "My home in Oban is on two floors. It has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a sitting room and two bathrooms. One bedroom is quite small, one is a reasonable size and one is extremely large. There are beds for 5. The kitchen is modern and the sitting room is large and has a wonderful view over Oban bay. There are 6 steps to access the front door."
Barbara can be flexible regarding dates and times throughout the year. So, if you think you'd like more information on a change of scene in Oban, you can reach her on 07796893420. Says Barbara: "We can have a chat, maybe exchange email addresses and I can send you more photos and information. I look forward to hearing from you."