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Mar 22nd

2019

By donich_admin

Wildlife Presentations

I’m a big fan of Badgers and also of the Scottish Badgers charity. They have been asked to publicize some talks about the rewilding of Scotland – another subject which is very dear to my heart. There are upcoming talks happening here: 5th April – Corran Halls, Oban 3rd May – Theatre Royal, Dumfries 24th […]

Mar 19th

2019

By donich_admin

Had to laugh at this one

I don’t normally watch wildlife programmes. Not because I don’t like wildlife (I clearly do!) but because I find it so depressing in modern programs when they insist on keeping on mentioning how humanity is wiping out every creature on the globe. Doubtless this is true (and I for one would be glad if there […]

Mar 12th

2019

By donich_admin

Not having a good week

I am seriously not having a good week. Calor were supposed to be doing a delivery today but R has gone to London with the keys to our Land Rover in his pocket and left it parked where the lorry can’t get in so I have had to ring them to rearrange the delivery. While […]

Mar 10th

2019

By donich_admin

No Accounting for Taste

I went to Glasgow yesterday to see John Cooper Clarke. I’ve been a fan of his for years and I was particularly looking forward to hearing his rendition of my favourite “I married a monster from outer space”. Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan. According to the website (City Halls) the show started […]

Mar 3rd

2019

By donich_admin

Walk along the old Coach Road

My friend J and I are in training for our Camino now (or at least he is when I can induce him to come out walking). On Friday we did one of my favourite walks. We went up behind the holiday village at Drimsynie, and climbed up to a Forestry road high on the hillside. […]

Mar 1st

2019

By donich_admin

Can’t Improve on the Best

I watched a program on iPlayer last night about British takeaways (first episode about Fish and Chips). They have a number of challenges between rival shops, the final one of which is to devise a “new take” on what ever takeaway they are looking at. Here’s the thing – good Fish and Chips is good […]

Feb 25th

2019

By donich_admin

Transport situation here going to the dogs

Now along with the ongoing situation with the A83 which I have mentioned many times the council in their wisdom have decided to close one of our two roads to the village for four days. I understand that road maintenance has to happen – but here is the thing – it is not on trafficscotland.org […]

Feb 24th

2019

By donich_admin

Spring is definitely here

R and I went on our usual walk round the waterfalls this morning. We noticed that in one of the ponds to the side of the path that significant frog activity was occurring and there was a load of spawn. For some reason this pool is always the first to get the frogs which is […]

Feb 23rd

2019

By donich_admin

Streaming services and cinema

I’ve just read a piece of complete nonsense on the BBC about streaming services (specifically Netflix) and this causing competition with cinemas. We have a Netflix subscription which I use a lot and costs a very reasonable price – probably comparable to going to a cinema once in in a month (and this is for […]

Feb 19th

2019

By donich_admin

Owls and Pussy Cats

Both cats sleeping in the lounge tonight but constantly being disturbed with the noise from the owls outside which wake them up. There are several in the garden hooting away – I think they are tawny owls rather than the barn owls we had last year. I think I saw one as I was out […]