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May 23rd, 2018

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Schrodi and the Deer

We seem to have two Roe Deer more or less permanently living in the garden now. Last night one of them was disappearing into our Pieris and I saw Schrodi with fluffed up tail rushing out to encounter it. When he got about 2m away it must have suddenly occurred to him that the deer […]

May 19th, 2018

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How can these be the best cooks?

I have to say I think that this “Britain’s Best Cooks” Show is a bit of a nonsense – much as I like Mary Berry and cookery programs in general. How can you conceivably select ten cooks that are supposed to be the best in the country, but where they don’t know how to make […]

May 12th, 2018

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Bee Rescue

R and I were laying some gravel today in an attempt to resolve a problem with drainage around our bird feeding area. I suddenly noticed a queen honey bee sitting on one of the packets of gravel. She was obviously exhausted and looked on her last legs. I read somewhere that at this time of […]

May 7th, 2018

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Poor Mr Prickles

I have a rather nice (toy) hedgehog called Mr Prickles that my Mum bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago. Normally he lives in a box full of wood shavings on the spare room bed, but he had a bit of a problem the other day. I have mentioned that Tora enjoys an […]

Apr 28th, 2018

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Cat Cafe and Conference

Not many entries recently as have been totally rushed off my feet preparing for our security conference in Glasgow. Basically after a week of non-stop packing bags and icing a huge cake (remind me the next time I want to try it that making a cake for 300 people containing kilos of butter and 60 […]

Apr 17th, 2018

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Sunny Edinburgh

Much against my will, I am in Edinburgh doing testing on site this week. It is a nice company and Edinburgh is a beautiful city, but I miss my home, my husband, my cats, the creatures and the wilderness (not necessarily in that order). I walked up to the top of Arthur’s seat last night. […]

Apr 8th, 2018

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An apology

I’m informed I did not give sufficient prominence to one of the eggs in the painting competition. So here is Cartman in all his glory with apologies for not having sufficiently respected his authoritah… I also found the picture of the Easter table laid out for lunch which R took.

Apr 8th, 2018

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Happy Birthday to the Cats!

Tora and Schrodi are fifteen years old today! Hard to believe because they both act like kittens at times, Schrodi is still an ace mouser and Tora likes going down to the village to find other cats to fight with. They had prawns and chicken for treats. Then a good sleep. We then took them […]

Apr 5th, 2018

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Beautiful Day’s Walk

Today was beautiful with blue skies and bright sunlight. I walked out some of the way to Coran Lochan, but didn’t go the whole way as there was a load of snow on the path and I hadn’t worn my boots. There was also a small flock of three escaped sheep which insisted on running […]

Apr 4th, 2018

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Winter is back and a rant

Today is 4th April. Yesterday we had flakes of snow even at loch level, and at the top of the waterfalls it was snowing quite heavily. When we woke this morning, the weather was foul and the snow was back on Beinn Bheula from about 200m. Tonight it has cleared and it looks positively alpine […]