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Apr 28th

2020

By donich_admin

Remembrance day

There is a famous poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye which goes like this. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn […]

Apr 27th

2020

By donich_admin

Oh No its a Cattalo

After not being able to go to Helensburgh for either Mothers’ Day or my father’s 90th birthday, we finally made it yesterday. I was half being expected to be arrested by fascists on my way there, although we had a pretty damn good excuse for going as we made a huge food delivery for Mum […]

Apr 19th

2020

By donich_admin

Managed to get Mum and Dad some food

R and I managed to get a repeating order from ASDA yesterday for my parents only by booking it at 10:001pm exactly. I tried ringing them during the day but aparently they have closed down their call centre unless you have an existing order. The system for vulnerable people just does not work. I can’t […]

Apr 16th

2020

By donich_admin

Strawberries, Raspberries, Melon and some memories

Have been greatly enjoying the first fresh fruit I have had in a long while. I normally eat loads of fruit and I was starting to think I was going to get scurvy! R ate one single strawberry. I don’t think this will do much for him but he is taking a vitamin tablet every […]

Apr 12th

2020

By donich_admin

Primroses out

Saw the first primroses when out on a walk the other day and then sat out by Schrodi’s wee garden of remembrance for a while, just enjoying the sun and listening to the doves and buzzards. Thank God we are here where no one can come and persecute us. At least, I am sure they […]

Apr 8th

2020

By donich_admin

Happy Birthday Tora

Tora is seventeen years old today. He is getting a chicken breast and prawns and I will not be keeping him indoors or not giving him every kiss and hug he can get. Here is to an absent friend as it was also the birthday of Schrodi who died last year.

Apr 7th

2020

By donich_admin

Homemade stuff

Hard work keeping things going with no convenience foods, but doubtless it is good for us. For our lunch yesterday we had home-made sourdough bread (loaf Ida), homemade humus and olives (not home grown although my Mum has an olive tree which I may pillage later). It was all very tasty although I think the […]

Apr 6th

2020

By donich_admin

Reverting to the old ways

Due to the ridiculous behaviour by our so-called government many items are now either unobtainable or so expensive that even “price insensitive” people like me won’t pay for them. One of them is cleaning spray. However I have a few tricks up my sleeve which younger people might not know. A few years ago R […]

Apr 2nd

2020

By donich_admin

April Fool

This was my April Fool prank I sent to my friends yesterday. The only person who actually believed it was my Mum! Actually it was supposed to be a bit ironic as I don’t suppose some stupid flu virus is as dangerous as a grizzly bear. Or at least I know which one I would […]

Mar 30th

2020

By donich_admin

The children of Stephen

My sourdough culture has been up and running for over a week now and is doing well. He has had several children and I am using the name convention for storms for them. So we have had Loaf Angela, Loaf Barry, Loaf Douglas and yesterday – Loaf Edith. I’ve found the bread to be very […]