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Jul 19th

2017

By donich_admin

A bit of Family History

My father’s side of the family are from Cumberland, specifically the area around Walton near Carlisle. While clearing stuff out for their move, my father found the plaque above, which he had salvaged from an old clock many years previously. It reads “Presented to J Farrer by the members of the Walton Branch of the […]

Jul 16th

2017

By donich_admin

A rather sad dish

R and I went for a longish (10m) walk this morning. After a rather unpromising start, the weather was actually very pleasant, if a bit “Goily” . At least the breeze kept the midgies far away. When we got home, we discovered that one of the cats (I suspect S very strongly) had actually put […]

Jul 16th

2017

By donich_admin

Clearing around the pond

Our pond has been getting a bit overgrown near the stream inlet. At first we just admired the riot of wild flowers, but now it is getting to the stage where if it isn’t cleared out, it is going to turn into a swamp rather than a pond. So over the last few days I […]

Jul 12th

2017

By donich_admin

Up the Brack

Yippee!! The sun is shining today and I am not working – so off for a climb. This is sort of me playing truant from the garden which badly needs done, but I will do it this afternoon. I had an enjoyable walk up the Brack with great views from the top which were being […]

Jul 11th

2017

By donich_admin

Shepherd’s Delight

I hope this fantastic sunset is going to herald some better weather – it doesn’t seem to have stopped raining here in weeks. I mean most years here are a bit damp and I don’t mind that, but we hardly had a good day in June, and that included when we were away as J […]

Jul 9th

2017

By donich_admin

Our new Coffee Machine

Much as we have loved our Nespresso machine, a time for a parting of the ways has come. Basically it has been costing us over £100 per month for the capsules (yes I know we drink too much coffee), but also the used capsules are the best part of impossible to get rid of here […]

Jul 9th

2017

By donich_admin

The Path

For a long time, R and I have believed that our local badger sett must be down by the river. We’ve had a good look for it on a number of occasions now, and have never seen any sign of it. However it now occurs to me that it may be elsewhere. We’ve a number […]

Jul 8th

2017

By donich_admin

Moon over the Rest

We were driving back from Glasgow the other night and had a go at capturing a very spectacular full moon over the Rest and be Thankful. Unfortunately this is not really the right sort of camera for this kind of shot.

Jul 8th

2017

By donich_admin

A Gift

I got a nice present of some roses, a bottle of wine and chocolates from my parents the other day. Note the box of shavings in the picture next to the plant. I can’t say I got much benefit from the chocolates as R ate nearly all of them in short order (I think I […]

Jul 5th

2017

By donich_admin

Nature’s Bounty

I’m not doing well with any produce from my garden this year (apart from herbs of which there are lots). For some reason my cherry tree (which in previous years has provided lots of ripe fruit) is being plundered by something – because the cherries are disappearing just before they get ripe. The black current […]