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Nov 20th

2019

By donich_admin

Another little rant – fur this time

No one loves animals more than I do. I have to say though, that unless you are actually a vegan (as I have stated before, not an ethos I agree with), having a policy of banning fur, whilst allowing other animal products such as meat and leather is highly hypocritical and in fact just a […]

Nov 20th

2019

By donich_admin

Christmas Cake

Sad to say I have started my Christmas preparations with all my presents either arrived or on order. I just made my first Christmas cake and gave it a big feed of brandy as it seemed to have dried out at the edges a bit. To be honest, I am not fond of either Christmas […]

Nov 15th

2019

By donich_admin

The Moon’s a Balloon

The weather here is still fantastic. R and I went out just the back of 7:30 this morning, and the moon was still hanging in the sky over the trees like a balloon or a big silver plate. I took some photos with my new camera, using R’s back as a kind of improvised tripod. […]

Nov 12th

2019

By donich_admin

Sun and Snow

I got a lovely new camera for my birthday. Tora bought it, but I feel he may have had some technical advice from R. It has up to a 60x optical zoom so it is a bit better than the iPhone. Luckily the weather has been quite spectacular of late so I have had the […]

Nov 3rd

2019

By donich_admin

Halloween

We had a little Halloween celebration at our place. I was an evil nun, N was Vlad the Impaler, J was a witch, and R was the little man who does the reaping. We each did our guising piece although I must admit that mine was written by Tora. Thrice the vole and mouse have […]

Oct 26th

2019

By donich_admin

Snow on the mountains today

Yesterday there was the first sprinkling of snow on Beinn Bheula. It was too foggy to see the other summits. Today is pretty clear and there is a substantial amount of snow on Bheula, Donich and Cnoc Coinnich. This is actually atypically early as we don’t normally get it before the second week in November. […]

Oct 23rd

2019

By donich_admin

Total utter idiots

Well I said that I would do some rants….. These utter idiots of MPs need to be dismissed before the country is completely destroyed. I will particularly nominate Jeremy Corbyn for immediate sacking, but I will include every one of the SNP MPs as well. I am not a fan of Conservative social policies but […]

Oct 22nd

2019

By donich_admin

Tora on his new Pad

Poor R has been a constant mobile heat pad for Tora of late, as the heat pads my Mum bought for the cats a couple of years ago stopped working. So in an attempt to have his legs to himself for a while – R bought a couple of new ones – one for the […]

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 […]