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Nov 26th, 2019

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The smell of the chip shop

My mum and dad bought me flooring to put down in my dining room as an early Christmas present. I am coming round to the idea that it is much better to have practical things that you actually do want for presents rather than ending up with a whole load of tat that clutters up […]

Nov 21st, 2019

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We got this bench designed by Chainsaw Craft near Dunoon for a Christmas present to go on my parents’ patio. On one arm is a cat, which I thought looked a bit like poor old Schrodi, and on the other arm is a mouse or vole. The original idea had been to bring it in […]

Nov 20th, 2019

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Another little rant – fur this time

No one loves animals more than I do. I have to say though, that unless you are actually a vegan (as I have stated before, not an ethos I agree with), having a policy of banning fur, whilst allowing other animal products such as meat and leather is highly hypocritical and in fact just a […]

Nov 20th, 2019

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Christmas Cake

Sad to say I have started my Christmas preparations with all my presents either arrived or on order. I just made my first Christmas cake and gave it a big feed of brandy as it seemed to have dried out at the edges a bit. To be honest, I am not fond of either Christmas […]

Nov 15th, 2019

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The Moon’s a Balloon

The weather here is still fantastic. R and I went out just the back of 7:30 this morning, and the moon was still hanging in the sky over the trees like a balloon or a big silver plate. I took some photos with my new camera, using R’s back as a kind of improvised tripod. […]

Nov 12th, 2019

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Sun and Snow

I got a lovely new camera for my birthday. Tora bought it, but I feel he may have had some technical advice from R. It has up to a 60x optical zoom so it is a bit better than the iPhone. Luckily the weather has been quite spectacular of late so I have had the […]

Nov 3rd, 2019

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We had a little Halloween celebration at our place. I was an evil nun, N was Vlad the Impaler, J was a witch, and R was the little man who does the reaping. We each did our guising piece although I must admit that mine was written by Tora. Thrice the vole and mouse have […]

Oct 26th, 2019

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Snow on the mountains today

Yesterday there was the first sprinkling of snow on Beinn Bheula. It was too foggy to see the other summits. Today is pretty clear and there is a substantial amount of snow on Bheula, Donich and Cnoc Coinnich. This is actually atypically early as we don’t normally get it before the second week in November. […]

Oct 23rd, 2019

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Total utter idiots

Well I said that I would do some rants….. These utter idiots of MPs need to be dismissed before the country is completely destroyed. I will particularly nominate Jeremy Corbyn for immediate sacking, but I will include every one of the SNP MPs as well. I am not a fan of Conservative social policies but […]

Oct 22nd, 2019

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Tora on his new Pad

Poor R has been a constant mobile heat pad for Tora of late, as the heat pads my Mum bought for the cats a couple of years ago stopped working. So in an attempt to have his legs to himself for a while – R bought a couple of new ones – one for the […]