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Nov 1st

2018

By donich_admin

Halloween

We paid a surprise visit to Mum and Dad yesterday for Halloween. I was a witch (some would say appropriately) and R was the Spirit of Death – complete with Scythe. I was a bit disappointed that my Mum immediately realized it was me when I opened my mouth to do my guising piece which […]

Oct 27th

2018

By donich_admin

Solar Panel

This is our new solar panel which we are using to power lights for our shed. The old greenhouse on the same site had wired power from the house, but when we got rid of it we never got the new shed we replaced it with connected up. I had a feeling that getting the […]

Oct 27th

2018

By donich_admin

Our two Foxes

Our two foxes are back every night now. They are a lot more skittish than the badgers and run off if anyone even approaches the window, so we only ever really see them properly in the webcam. The funny thing about them is that I would have expected them to hate the badgers, but they […]

Oct 23rd

2018

By donich_admin

Upholstering the chairs

I have six old mahogany chairs I inherited from my Grandma. These were not looking good as they had been repaired multiple times and the cats had given the last recovering I did a good clawing over. So yesterday I did the best I could to repair the backs. I did this with superglue as […]

Oct 22nd

2018

By donich_admin

The Spooks are back!

As we come up to the spooky time of year I did some investigation into what was an iconic item in my childhood – “Spooks Biscuits”. You would have to be a certain age to remember these as they were around in the mid 1970s, but they were brightly coloured biscuits with five different colours […]

Oct 17th

2018

By donich_admin

Hedgehog house and the wrong sort of birds

Our hedgehog house which I got for my birthday seems to have acquired a resident as we put a new camera out behind the old wall where it is located, and overnight it was investigated by a new resident – a large hedgehog. I am hoping it has gone in and will be hibernating for […]

Oct 15th

2018

By donich_admin

A little excursion with the lads

It being a nice evening yesterday, we took the boys out for a walk through the woods. I keep saying they are getting old and slow but they still seem to be managing to get up trees. They also have a fascination with the river which is a bit worrying. I would jump in after […]

Oct 11th

2018

By donich_admin

Absolute Disgrace

Well the A83 is still closed. I’ve complained to Bear and I’ve complained to our MSP. Neither of them have been a bit helpful and we also have no indication of when if ever the road is ever going to open again. If this had all been properly managed years ago we could either have […]

Oct 10th

2018

By donich_admin

Third world country

Our main road into Glasgow has now been closed for over 36 hours. Just to give some background to this – the A83 at the Rest and be Thankful has been operating on one lane only with commensurate disruption to traffic for nearly a year now while they do some kind of nebulous work involving […]

Oct 10th

2018

By donich_admin

Who is a hero?

I’ve been watching the “Great British Menu” over the last few weeks. I have to admit that much as I like these cookery competition programs – I have to say that these constant mentions of “our NHS heroes” is really, really getting on my nerves. I’ve absolutely nothing against the NHS which I think is […]