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Oct 15th

2020

By donich_admin

Never had the flu

I’m 53 years old and I have never once had flu or been vaccinated against it. I seem to remember that about 30 years ago I had a bad cold which I exaggerated into flu for HR so I could get a few days off work. I dare say I could have come into work […]

Oct 7th

2020

By donich_admin

Books on Amazon

Just as a little publicity for my literary efforts. I’ve self-published two books on Amazon. They are a bit different in theme and content. “Defects of the Heart” I wrote many years ago and is very loosely based on my own experiences at a boarding school in the lake district. The second one is a […]

Sep 29th

2020

By donich_admin

Christmas believe it or not

R reckons that as we approach the end of the year there are going to be severe shortages in everything due to the idiotic political situation. I’ve taken emergency measures against not getting my turkey and have ordered a frozen one from my favourite “The BlackFace Meat Company”. I generally like to get fresh, but […]

Sep 18th

2020

By donich_admin

The plague continues

I think we will be getting locusts next because our plague of mice continues. The large “trap” which we made for them in the shed has caught about six mice every day. R says that they are not like cats in that they can’t find their own way home, but in spite of liberating the […]

Sep 1st

2020

By donich_admin

Poor old pussy cat

I was awakened in the night by a loud scuffling noise and some squeaking. I jumped out of bed to find a very lively mouse on the floor which Tora had just brought in. I grabbed for it but only being half awake, I missed and it shot off under the bed. So we were […]

Aug 25th

2020

By donich_admin

Another visitor

The new feeder didn’t remain restricted to the small birds for long. Later in the day R took a photo of an intruder who had found the robin seed feeder.

Aug 24th

2020

By donich_admin

New Robin in the Garden

I bought a new feeder for the garden. I just hope the voracious jays and pigeons don’t knock it off as it is ceramic. Hoping that the little birds will be able to get the seeds in it and the big ones won’t. I have discovered that the bigger birds including Beaky the seagull are […]

Aug 19th

2020

By donich_admin

Power Cut Today

R and I were chatting in his office this morning, when suddenly the power went out. Luckily R could still get to the Internet on his mobile to get to EE’s site, but the Vodafone coverage is not good enough for me to get online, although unlike a couple of years ago I can still […]

Aug 11th

2020

By donich_admin

Dunoon

When I was a little child my mum used to read me a wee poem about “Dunoon, Dunoon the bonny wee toon”. Well thank heavens for Morrisons in Dunoon. They delivered every one of our groceries yesterday. No fault to ASDA but the A83 bypass route got closed again yesterday. I have no faith in […]

Aug 5th

2020

By donich_admin

The Nine Billion names of God

There is a great story by Arthur C Clarke. It involves two westerners visiting a Tibetan monastery where for hundreds of years, the monks have been engaged in cataloguing the nine billion names of God; when complete the world will end. They install a computer system to finish the task, without any belief that there […]