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Nov 19th, 2017

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Beinn an Lochain

Unusually for a Sunday, it was a beautiful day today, and R and I climbed Beinn an Lochain (the mountain just to the right as you turn off the A83 towards Lochgoilhead). It was very frosty underfoot, and as we got higher we had to walk alongside the path, as the path itself was just […]

Nov 18th, 2017

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Run up to Christmas

I’ve not been quite as organized as I might have been this year – largely due to pressure of work. I suddenly realized this week that Christmas was creeping up on me and I had done nothing. So during the course of the week I’ve ordered a few presents and some food – and today […]

Nov 16th, 2017

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Some visitors

We noticed these gentlemen in a field near Drimsynie – they are not natives of Argyll – unless I miss my guess they are belted Galloways from ‘down south’. They must be up here paying a visit to their northern friends the Heilan’ Coos which were placidly sharing the same field. They gave us a […]

Nov 14th, 2017

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We went to visit my sister in law V and her partner on Sunday. They live in Alloa, not far from the Ochils. On the way there I was poo pooing them to R as it was a lovely day and I thought we would have been better off them coming to us and going […]

Nov 11th, 2017

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Hot, hot, hot

R was away in Manchester for a couple of days doing a training course. As a nice surprise for him I made a huge curry with naan bread, but by the time he came home he was too tired to eat. We were visiting my parents briefly the next day on our way to Glasgow, […]

Nov 7th, 2017

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Rainbow over Donich

Bit of a cold and rainy morning for a walk – but we did manage to see a nice rainbow on the path looking over the fields to Beinn Donich. Of course 10 minutes later all we could see was rain!

Nov 4th, 2017

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Happy Birthday

I had my parents, my brother and my friend J over for my birthday. It being the 4th of November we also had some very impressive display fireworks with N risking body and soul to light them. I had a little medieval theme going and this was my “dragon hoard” cake. I may have overdone […]

Oct 28th, 2017

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Sorrento and last day

Sadly this was our last day. We went to Sorrento – actually I think we should have stayed there rather than Vico Equense as it is more set up for tourists and is actually a more pleasant town. There were some beautiful views over the bay in the evening. Unfortunately we had to be up […]

Oct 28th, 2017

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We went to Capri today. This must be one of the most charming places in the world. J was no overly enthusiastic about another major walk up a hill, but to do him credit he went along with it. We went to the Villa Jovis which was Tiberius’ residence as famed in Suetonius. I am […]