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Jan 30th

2018

By donich_admin

Bloody Calor

In common with many people in rural Scotland we have no piped gas supply and are reliant on LPG for our central heating, water heater and gas fire. Aside from this, our only heating in the house is a propane heater I have in my office and an electric heater in R’s. So obviously it […]

Jan 25th

2018

By donich_admin

Dear Me – why would you do this?

We had a lovely lunch the other day in a restaurant I won’t name in this context. R is a bit of a whisky lover and I thought this particular cocktail menu was a bit of a crime against Scotland. I mean why would you use 12 year old malt whisky in this cocktail rather […]

Jan 25th

2018

By donich_admin

Some beautiful stained glass

My Mum and I went out for lunch in Helensburgh the other day and I noticed that the parish church door was open. We popped inside and what a lovely building – the stained glass was quite spectacular – particularly the window commemorating John Logie Baird the inventor of television who came from Helensburgh. The […]

Jan 22nd

2018

By donich_admin

Our New Robot

This is our new Robot which I have christened “Goldie” She has pretty efficiently vacuumed the whole house today. I was hoping the cats would sit on her and go for a ride, but they seemed caught between rather frightened and indifferent.

Jan 21st

2018

By donich_admin

Snowy Path

The snow here is very persistent this year. Yesterday both R and I tried to clear the drive again – with no luck as the snow had frozen into a layer of ice. We haven’t had any post here for the last couple of days and I doubt anyone could get up the drive anyway […]

Jan 18th

2018

By donich_admin

How do they do it…

I bought a rather expensive tapestry cushion kit recently. I like to have something to do on the rare occasions I sit down to watch videos. Anyway – it is perhaps rather beyond my level of competency but having completed a small portion of it, I left it on a chair in the lounge. The […]

Jan 18th

2018

By donich_admin

Fox meets sausage

Last night we had hot dogs for our dinner – there were a few sausages left over and I didn’t think we would get round to eating them as I was going to be out in Glasgow today. So I put them out for creatures to take. Our new fox discovered them rather quickly – […]

Jan 17th

2018

By donich_admin

Snowy Again

Very snowy again yesterday. Having cleared the drive laboriously during the afternoon, come evening it started to snow again – so this morning R and I had to clear it yet again. Drive before Drive After I’m actually rather surprised and impressed that ASDA managed to deliver our weekly order this morning. There were some […]

Jan 14th

2018

By donich_admin

An Indian Feast

Last week my brother N made an Iranian Biryani. He claims that this is where the dish originates, but I am not convinced of this as it says on Wikipedia that it comes from India. So on Thursday and Friday I prepared a south Asian version (Nadiya’s version from Bangladesh) – made with lamb rather […]

Jan 12th

2018

By donich_admin

Bird TV

Tora has developed a definite obsession with watching movies made for cats on Youtube. He demonstrates this by sitting right in front of the monitor (about 2 inches away from it) such that you can’t see the screen to do anything else. Unfortunately for him he has not worked out that with R and my […]