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Oct 18th

2019

By donich_admin

Poor wee Foxie

Someone killed our poor wee fox that has been visiting the feeding area for nuts all summer and dumped its little body by the side of the hydro road. People walk down that road with their children and it would be a horrible sight for a child to see. Someone told me that last year […]

Oct 15th

2019

By donich_admin

The deeds of Toraneku

You may remember the “Deeds of Schrodel” post which must have been ten years ago now. This was Schrodi’s (now unfortunately passed on) attempts at getting me out of bed one morning. Well Tora had a good go at revisiting this the other day. Times are approximate 4am and round about – Scratching at the […]

Oct 15th

2019

By donich_admin

In which R scares me silly

I wasn’t feeling very well on Sunday so I sat in my office and had a bit of a TV watching fest. Part of it was “American Horror Story” with the freak show episodes involving the murdorous clown wearing a mask. I was telling R about this from just round the door to his office, […]

Oct 8th

2019

By donich_admin

Getting a bit tired of this country

I’ve had some very bad experiences of this country over the last few days. Firstly, and most importantly it is clear to me that living in the Highlands we are third class citizens of UK. I lost my passport and now have had to wait in for three days for my new one to be […]

Oct 4th

2019

By donich_admin

Seagull

We have acquired a seagull which has been coming down to the feeding area of late. A few years ago when I was on holiday in Shetland, I made friends with a seagull which very quickly became quite tame and used to come down to us and take digestive biscuits (it didn’t like Ryvitas though). […]

Oct 4th

2019

By donich_admin

Lawn

It is just as well we are not very concerned about having a bowling green smooth lawn, as over the last week or so, creatures unknown have started digging it up at the front of the house near the pool. The badgers used to do this when we first moved in – but since we […]

Oct 3rd

2019

By donich_admin

Will it never end?

I just spent another two hours with these apples. I made a large apple sauce cake, a pie and a large pan of puree which will become apple sauce. I was sort of hoping this would see the end of them, but there are still hundreds on the tree. I might just need to give […]

Sep 26th

2019

By donich_admin

Who ate all the plants?

The summer flowers being over I bought some winter pansies and some little alpines for Schrodi’s garden. Blow me but having planted the pansies, they had all totally vanished within two days. I’ve no idea whether this was squirrels, birds or the four red deer which have been in the garden recently. Anyway, when the […]

Sep 23rd

2019

By donich_admin

Near disaster last night

We (myself R and J) were driving back from Glasgow last night about 10pm in our 8 month old (very expensive) BMW. We came off the Rest and got about a mile down the road to the village. All of a sudden the engine cut off, luckily when we were next to a passing place. […]

Sep 19th

2019

By donich_admin

Travelling the (very) Expensive way

I had to laugh at this a bit. I’ve been on the Northern Belle a couple of times with my Mum at Christmas, but £225 (this is the reduced price) to travel between Dumbarton and some unspecified destination on the West Highland line is a bit steep even for me. The Northern Belle train is […]