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Jun 15th

2020

By donich_admin

When pigs fly

I never intended this to be a political blog, in fact I wanted it to be about walking, cookery and animals and I tried to keep it off politics. I pretty much liked Scotland as a place to live until six months ago. But now the UK has been destroyed and the health fascists and […]

Jun 11th

2020

By donich_admin

Criminals and Idiots

I can’t believe the idiocy this country has descended to. History is history, it is what it is and can’t be changed. Many of the greatest and most revered figures in history, including Julius Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were associated with slavery. This includes almost every historical figure in Western Civilisation […]

Jun 3rd

2020

By donich_admin

Persecution of disabled OAPS

Following my visit to Helensburgh the other day, my parents had a visit from the police. To put this in context, my Mum is 81 and is quite severely disabled with a bad ankle and a break that she had on her femur falling down a flight of stairs. She has a blue disabled parking […]

Jun 2nd

2020

By donich_admin

Mousies and Woodies

We now have a family of at least four woodpeckers who just love the fat balls we put out. It used to take the small birds about a month to get through one feeder full of them, but the woodpeckers can do it twice in a day. We looked them up on the RSPB website, […]

May 31st

2020

By donich_admin

Helensburgh Yesterday

We went out to Helensburgh yesterday to see my parents. It is obvious to me that no one here in the Highlands is obeying any kind of social isolation. The A83 and A82 were mobbed with cars as always on a warm May Saturday. There were cars with canoes, there were boats being towed, there […]

May 17th

2020

By donich_admin

Birds and fruit trees

We have had some lovely birds on our feeders. We can now see them a bit better as R and I put a new camera up directly facing the feeders. This was not a particularly easy task as it involved threading a cable through the attic and down the wall and then securing the camera […]

May 5th

2020

By donich_admin

Owl Box mounted in garden

Our lovely owl box which my parents gave us as a present has now been mounted on a tree. Unfortunately due to the actions of our government we didn’t manage to get it put up in time for owls to breed in it this year. We are still hearing them around but I think that […]

Apr 30th

2020

By donich_admin

Lamb Joke

This did not work I am afraid. R and I were walking up the hill to the waterfall. A lamb was baaing its head off and I was genuinely upset that it was in trouble. I mentioned this to R and said it would be a good idea to rescue the lamb as it had […]

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 […]