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Jan 22nd, 2018

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Our New Robot

This is our new Robot which I have christened “Goldie” She has pretty efficiently vacuumed the whole house today. I was hoping the cats would sit on her and go for a ride, but they seemed caught between rather frightened and indifferent.

Jan 21st, 2018

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Snowy Path

The snow here is very persistent this year. Yesterday both R and I tried to clear the drive again – with no luck as the snow had frozen into a layer of ice. We haven’t had any post here for the last couple of days and I doubt anyone could get up the drive anyway […]

Jan 18th, 2018

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How do they do it…

I bought a rather expensive tapestry cushion kit recently. I like to have something to do on the rare occasions I sit down to watch videos. Anyway – it is perhaps rather beyond my level of competency but having completed a small portion of it, I left it on a chair in the lounge. The […]

Jan 18th, 2018

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Fox meets sausage

Last night we had hot dogs for our dinner – there were a few sausages left over and I didn’t think we would get round to eating them as I was going to be out in Glasgow today. So I put them out for creatures to take. Our new fox discovered them rather quickly – […]

Jan 17th, 2018

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Snowy Again

Very snowy again yesterday. Having cleared the drive laboriously during the afternoon, come evening it started to snow again – so this morning R and I had to clear it yet again. Drive before Drive After I’m actually rather surprised and impressed that ASDA managed to deliver our weekly order this morning. There were some […]

Jan 14th, 2018

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An Indian Feast

Last week my brother N made an Iranian Biryani. He claims that this is where the dish originates, but I am not convinced of this as it says on Wikipedia that it comes from India. So on Thursday and Friday I prepared a south Asian version (Nadiya’s version from Bangladesh) – made with lamb rather […]

Jan 12th, 2018

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Bird TV

Tora has developed a definite obsession with watching movies made for cats on Youtube. He demonstrates this by sitting right in front of the monitor (about 2 inches away from it) such that you can’t see the screen to do anything else. Unfortunately for him he has not worked out that with R and my […]

Jan 8th, 2018

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Very pretty this morning

Without a doubt this is the coldest year since we moved to Argyll. Yesterday it was -5 and today it is -6. The view over Beinn Bheula as the sun is coming up is quite spectacular as it slowly turns from white to pink. Particularly nice today as there is a clear half moon hanging […]

Jan 8th, 2018

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A Blast from the past

Yesterday I made a flaky pastry chicken pie for lunch. The reason it is a blast from the past is that the recipe comes from a cookery book which I won as the “Junior Drama Prize” in 1981 for my starring role as Oblong Fitz-Oblong in the school play. A lot of the recipes are […]

Jan 4th, 2018

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Grandma’s Recipe Book

This is my Grandma’s Recipe book. She was born in 1898 so I guess this was created in the 1920s and 1930s. Funny to think you would now just do a quick lookup on the Internet rather than bothering with writing stuff out from clippings. Having said that – I can remember making a similar […]