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Dec 19th

2018

By donich_admin

Holiday in Devon

Took my Mum down south for a holiday in Devon.  We stayed in a beautiful cottage in Newton Poppleford near Sidmouth.  Unfortunately the weather was very far from beautiful – we had been going to have a swanky Devon Champagne Cream tea on Saturday, but unfortunately the rain was so torrential that the roads were […]

Dec 18th

2018

By donich_admin

Cats took my Chairs

I don’t particularly want two chairs in my office, but I ended up having to because one of the cats would always want to be in here with me.  Unfortunately this has done me no good as I have now lost both of them. 

Dec 11th

2018

By donich_admin

Heather the Coo

I’ve been wondering for some time now about the mysterious present R was getting me for Christmas. This evening he set off for “destination X” and told me he would be back in two hours. He’d wanted to take a sheet with him and mentioned that he was worried it wouldn’t go in the car […]

Dec 5th

2018

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Food Basket Contents

I bought a wicker basket to carry cakes and pies over for my parents. It looks more decorative than a plastic bag and it keeps things flat. Not sure how, but Schrodi found it on top of the chest of drawers in the hall and decided it would be a good place for a nap.

Dec 1st

2018

By donich_admin

Lochgoilhead Five Years On

Well we have now been living in the Highlands for five years and things have actually come on apace in a number of areas. Having said this, in general it is because either R or myself actively engaged in negotiating things that mattered to us rather than just leaving them to happen. Not sure whether […]

Nov 30th

2018

By donich_admin

Baby Shark

Tora wearing the “Baby Shark” costume I’ve made him to wear over Christmas. I think the tail piece could do with some work as the fin isn’t standing up correctly. His brother will also be featuring as “Schrodi the Argyll Dragon”. Neither of the cats are overly enthusiastic about their new roles. I will point […]

Nov 28th

2018

By donich_admin

Weather bad and river very high

The river is about as high today as I have seen it since the first year we moved in. That was the year it rained every day between September and March. Anyway, today it is a total raging torrent and I would not give much for the chances of anyone who fell in. Our pond […]

Nov 27th

2018

By donich_admin

Unreliablity of deliveries

I may have mentioned this before, but for some reason we are designated as a remote postcode, even though we are only just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow. We are in the PA range, and I’ve even seen some websites where this entire range is included as a remote postcode which is a bit […]

Nov 20th

2018

By donich_admin

Spain

Ages since I wrote in the blog. I’ve been away on holiday in Spain. We had a great time – we were staying in Madrid but we also went to Toledo, Segovia, Avila and Ananjuez The best thing we did was going on a Segway tour of Madrid. I really liked riding the Segway, I […]

Nov 14th

2018

By donich_admin

Deer Pack Back

I’m away in Spain at the moment but R informs me that the deer pack are back at home. I hope they are not ripping the bark off the trees.