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May 31st

2020

By donich_admin

Helensburgh Yesterday

We went out to Helensburgh yesterday to see my parents. It is obvious to me that no one here in the Highlands is obeying any kind of social isolation. The A83 and A82 were mobbed with cars as always on a warm May Saturday. There were cars with canoes, there were boats being towed, there […]

May 17th

2020

By donich_admin

Birds and fruit trees

We have had some lovely birds on our feeders. We can now see them a bit better as R and I put a new camera up directly facing the feeders. This was not a particularly easy task as it involved threading a cable through the attic and down the wall and then securing the camera […]

May 5th

2020

By donich_admin

Owl Box mounted in garden

Our lovely owl box which my parents gave us as a present has now been mounted on a tree. Unfortunately due to the actions of our government we didn’t manage to get it put up in time for owls to breed in it this year. We are still hearing them around but I think that […]

Apr 30th

2020

By donich_admin

Lamb Joke

This did not work I am afraid. R and I were walking up the hill to the waterfall. A lamb was baaing its head off and I was genuinely upset that it was in trouble. I mentioned this to R and said it would be a good idea to rescue the lamb as it had […]

Apr 28th

2020

By donich_admin

Remembrance day

There is a famous poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye which goes like this. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn […]

Apr 27th

2020

By donich_admin

Oh No its a Cattalo

After not being able to go to Helensburgh for either Mothers’ Day or my father’s 90th birthday, we finally made it yesterday. I was half being expected to be arrested by fascists on my way there, although we had a pretty damn good excuse for going as we made a huge food delivery for Mum […]

Apr 19th

2020

By donich_admin

Managed to get Mum and Dad some food

R and I managed to get a repeating order from ASDA yesterday for my parents only by booking it at 10:001pm exactly. I tried ringing them during the day but aparently they have closed down their call centre unless you have an existing order. The system for vulnerable people just does not work. I can’t […]

Apr 16th

2020

By donich_admin

Strawberries, Raspberries, Melon and some memories

Have been greatly enjoying the first fresh fruit I have had in a long while. I normally eat loads of fruit and I was starting to think I was going to get scurvy! R ate one single strawberry. I don’t think this will do much for him but he is taking a vitamin tablet every […]

Apr 12th

2020

By donich_admin

Primroses out

Saw the first primroses when out on a walk the other day and then sat out by Schrodi’s wee garden of remembrance for a while, just enjoying the sun and listening to the doves and buzzards. Thank God we are here where no one can come and persecute us. At least, I am sure they […]

Apr 8th

2020

By donich_admin

Happy Birthday Tora

Tora is seventeen years old today. He is getting a chicken breast and prawns and I will not be keeping him indoors or not giving him every kiss and hug he can get. Here is to an absent friend as it was also the birthday of Schrodi who died last year.