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Jan 3rd, 2019

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As a foulness shall ye know Them

A quote from HP Lovecraft as I have had a very unpleasant experience today. We inherited three large composting bins for food waste at the bottom of the garden when we moved in five years ago. These were made out of wood and have slowly been rotting away. I decided to replace them with plastic […]

Jan 2nd, 2019

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Coran Lochan

Walked out to Coran Lochan at the end of the peninsula this morning. Very nice day although quite cold. Unusually, I met several people on the way – I’ve often done this walk and seen not a soul from beginning to end. Must be with it being a public holiday.

Dec 30th, 2018

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Cat Shelves

Here is Schrodi enjoying his new cat shelves which were a Christmas present.  He never seemed to like the original high level shelf, but now there are three arranged in a row he has taken to the bottom one and started sleeping there.

Dec 30th, 2018

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Another year older

It was R’s birthday yesterday.  I think he had a pleasant day although the weather was awful.  We did have a short walk down the new coach road path.  It is a lot better under foot than it used to be (I had a nasty incident there a few years ago when I slipped off […]

Dec 27th, 2018

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Christmas over for another year

Well, that is Christmas over for another year.  We had a really good time, although I don’t think my Mum appreciated either my brother’s choice of Christmas films, or being forced to play Canasta. As an experiment, I tried cooking a goose on Boxing Day instead of the roast beef we usually have.  It was […]

Dec 19th, 2018

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Holiday in Devon

Took my Mum down south for a holiday in Devon.  We stayed in a beautiful cottage in Newton Poppleford near Sidmouth.  Unfortunately the weather was very far from beautiful – we had been going to have a swanky Devon Champagne Cream tea on Saturday, but unfortunately the rain was so torrential that the roads were […]

Dec 18th, 2018

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Cats took my Chairs

I don’t particularly want two chairs in my office, but I ended up having to because one of the cats would always want to be in here with me.  Unfortunately this has done me no good as I have now lost both of them. 

Dec 11th, 2018

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Heather the Coo

I’ve been wondering for some time now about the mysterious present R was getting me for Christmas. This evening he set off for “destination X” and told me he would be back in two hours. He’d wanted to take a sheet with him and mentioned that he was worried it wouldn’t go in the car […]

Dec 5th, 2018

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Food Basket Contents

I bought a wicker basket to carry cakes and pies over for my parents. It looks more decorative than a plastic bag and it keeps things flat. Not sure how, but Schrodi found it on top of the chest of drawers in the hall and decided it would be a good place for a nap.

Dec 1st, 2018

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Lochgoilhead Five Years On

Well we have now been living in the Highlands for five years and things have actually come on apace in a number of areas. Having said this, in general it is because either R or myself actively engaged in negotiating things that mattered to us rather than just leaving them to happen. Not sure whether […]