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Mar 27th

2020

By donich_admin

Tomatoes, onions and a weasel

We have been having a huge problem getting orders of food here. R who is an Internet diva may have managed to source an ASDA delivery for today, but it remains to be seen whether they actually turn up. So to try to get us over this self-induced “crisis” R managed to source us some […]

Mar 23rd

2020

By donich_admin

Well the government can go to hell

I’ll go out of my house as often as I want and if our government don’t like it they can come and try to get me. I’ll be going to Helensburgh for my father’s 90th birthday next week regardless of what they say or do.

Mar 23rd

2020

By donich_admin

Best ways and worst ways

To be woken up…. Best way. Handsome waiter knocks on your door at 8:30am bringing with him a nice breakfast tray of bacon and eggs, toast and coffee. One of the worst ways. 5:30am a cat with really fishy breath licks your nose and then claws his way right down your back under the sheets […]

Mar 21st

2020

By donich_admin

My God – these idiots

I just don’t believe what is going on in the world. There have been 177 deaths in UK and six in Scotland in total – on average 1400 people die every single day. Because of this our delightful government have decided to close schools, pubs and clubs – basically wrecking our society. There is no […]

Mar 18th

2020

By donich_admin

As we move into a new wave of idiocy

I am tempted to quote from one of my favourite books “The Screwtape Letters” by CS Lewis – this is letters from a senior devil to a junior temptor set during the second World War. “I am not in the least interested in knowing how many people in England have been killed by bombs. In […]

Mar 17th

2020

By donich_admin

Stephen Sourdough

Due to the entirely stupid overeaction to this virus business it is now almost impossible to get food delivered which puts people like us in rural areas in an awkward position. Having said that – at least they can’t break the democratic tradition of hundreds of years here by forcing us to stay in the […]

Mar 12th

2020

By donich_admin

Frog Spawn rescue

We noticed that some frogs have been creating piles of spawn in shallow puddles on the paths which inevitably are going to dry up causing the eggs to die. Yesterday I took a huge glass jar and rescued some of it. Unfortunately, although I took a ladle to try to scoop it up, this did […]

Mar 7th

2020

By donich_admin

Never did so many people make such fuss about so little

I won’t get started on this virus crap as personally I think it is a storm in a teacup. People these days have become so very risk adverse that I can’t imagine how they would get on if they were translated back to the Second World War and had to continue with their daily activities […]

Mar 4th

2020

By donich_admin

All the creatures waking up

Checking our webcam last night, we had two (at least) badgers, a fox, and a pine marten. None of them seemed that interested in the nuts I had put out though, as they just had a quick sniff and moved on. However, all the nuts were gone this morning, and turns out that this is […]

Feb 27th

2020

By donich_admin

Bad weather

The rain we have had constantly for the last few months has now turned to snow. We’ve about an inch on the drive, but as you can see it is not looking very good at the top of the Rest. I have had to vacate my office temporarily as the door has leaked. Yesterday the […]