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Dec 10th, 2016

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Advent Dec 11th – Two Beds

The two cats sound asleep in their beds in front of the fire. This is a rare event as normally there is a fight for one of the beds with the other one being quite ignored. Perhaps this is just peace on earth good will to all cats….

Dec 10th, 2016

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Advent Dec 10th – A Visitor in the Snow

Last year we got some snow while we were waiting for N and J to turn up. Then when they did, N’s car (which with the best will in the world is not exactly a ruggedized vehicle) got stuck at the bottom of our drive. We had to clear it with snow shovels, and while […]

Dec 9th, 2016

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Advent 9th Dec – Sunset over Drymsynie

The caravan park is normally rather an ugly blemish on the side of the loch, but this sunset managed to make it beautiful. I took this on 28th Dec last year which is always a peaceful interlude between Christmas and R’s birthday which is on 29th.

Dec 7th, 2016

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A Change in the Weather

R has been waiting for his new (and expensive) “Mavic” drone to turn up for months now. Unfortunately it can’t be flown in the rain, and I did point out to him that when it finally turned up this would inevitably herald a change in the weather from beautifully cold and clear, to typical Argyll […]

Dec 7th, 2016

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Advent 7th Dec – Lemons and Limes

A big pile of lemons and limes with my Christmas cake in the background. There is something very festive about citrus fruit – in this case probably because they are to be made into Margaritas which I only generally have at Christmas.

Dec 6th, 2016

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Another Vegan/Low Carb Meal

V and A came to lunch and I had another go at a vegan low-carb meal with rather mixed success. Starter – humus, guacamole, olives, crudités – so far so good. Main Course – aubergines stuffed with lemon infused quinoa and pine nuts. Saffron roast potatoes. This was ok – the lemon didn’t really take […]

Dec 6th, 2016

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Advent 6th Dec – Christmas dinner for the Cats

Last year the crackers came with some name markers. I thought the cats might like their own – so this was their plate of smoked salmon. This was after they had finished their smoked salmon (I say “their” but Tora is actually not that fond of it).

Dec 5th, 2016

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Advent 5th Dec – Frozen Loch, Frozen Sky

This was taken from the beach at Inverlounin House, right at the end of the road along the loch. It was a particularly cold morning, though I am using poetic license in saying that the loch was frozen, because as a sea loch it freezes at a lower temperature (-2) than if it were fresh. […]

Dec 4th, 2016

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Advent – 4th Dec Christmas Cake

This was my Christmas cake last year – it looks nice but it was a bit over-cooked. Actually I have to say that I am not that fond of Christmas cake anyway – it is alright – but at this time of year when there are so many other nice things around I can easily […]