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Oct 28th, 2013

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Feeding the Birds

When we arrived we discovered a load of empty bird feeders. The former occupants had obviously been feeding them – but I was in a bit of a dilemma as whether to continue with this, because we have two Bengal cats, one of which is a monster hunter. In the end I came to the […]

Oct 24th, 2013

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In which we arrive on the Banks of the Donich

Well, we have arrived at last. Not a series of events I want to ever go through again, but I suppose it illustrates some of the complications you can get when you aren’t buying a little box in a row of other boxes. As a refresher for anyone who hasn’t been reading this up to […]

Sep 14th, 2013

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Argyll Wildlife

Was having a look at a wildlife book to see what we can expect to see once we get out to Lochgoilhead. The vast majority of the ‘big attractions’ seem to be in the area – i.e. Golden Eagle, Red Squirrel, Wildcat, Pine Marten. Also there are red deer, foxes, badgers, hedgehogs sundry small rodents […]

Sep 14th, 2013

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Moving toward moving

We’re getting a bit closer to the big move now and went to see our new house today.  This time it was a beautiful day (not like when we decided to buy it when it was pouring with rain) and we actually saw the extent of our land for the first time.  There is way […]

Aug 20th, 2013

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In which we decide to bid farewell to Suburbia

I said that we lived in a boring suburban house; well finally we have decided to move to somewhere not boring at all.  Basically the company has been going pretty successfully for over two years now – and as 95% of what we do is remote testing, we are now going to do that from […]

Aug 5th, 2013

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Obligatory Photo

Today I had a nasty shock when I happened to do a search on my name and realized that this blog was coming up as number two.  Goes to show how the internet has changed over the last few years, because I used to happily hide in the anonymity of having a (moderately) famous person […]

Aug 2nd, 2013

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Where do I start – I just really like tech…. Many years ago I was working for Customs and Excise as a VAT control officer. My brother bought one of the early 486s and I saw a game called Doom which I didn’t think I would like. A few hours later, I realized I did […]

Jul 31st, 2013

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Are Cats Conductive….

A few weeks back I think I had been reading too many articles about Windows 8 (which I have been running since the Consumer Preview) and touch. So I thought it would be an excellent idea to buy a proper touchscreen monitor for my desktop. It could sit on the right hand side of my […]

Jun 30th, 2013

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We have two Snow Bengals called Tora and Schrodi. They are brothers from the same litter, and though it is hard to believe, they are nine years old now. That makes them middle-aged, which is fair enough, because so am I. Tora is short for ‘Toraneku’ which is Japanese for ‘Tiger Cat’. I don’t really […]

Jun 14th, 2013

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Just to enable anyone who is reading this to go away quickly if they don’t share my interests, these are some things I like and don’t like (not necessarily in order of preference). People being what they are, these are the topics I am likely to want to write about. Hopefully more on the things […]