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Apr 22nd

2017

By donich_admin

Volcano time

I got another badge from Fitbit this week – they are few and far between now as I have all the easy ones and they are becoming increasingly difficult to get.  This one is for 500 flights of stairs (equivalent) in one day.

Apr 21st

2017

By donich_admin

After the rain

It was miserable weather yet again this morning.  R and I walked around Inverary for a while, went to the woollen mill and didn’t buy anything.  Then we thought about walking up to the folly at the castle but the rain was coming down heavily so we didn’t and just went home again. I was […]

Apr 21st

2017

By donich_admin

Home is the pine marten….

The cats and I were in the kitchen the other night when I glanced out of the window to see the largest pine marten I’ve ever seen nosing around the bird feeding area.  Both cats saw him and started to get very excited – I actually had to grab Schrodi who was all ready to […]

Apr 20th

2017

By donich_admin

Gluten Free

R seems to have developed a bit of a wheat allergy.  I never knew you could “develop” allergies, I thought you were born with them – but R seems to have managed it.  I wish he could have been allergic to something a bit more convenient, because avoiding wheat is a right pain in the […]

Apr 19th

2017

By donich_admin

Big Day on Ben Nevis

Ever since R and I started climbing a couple of years ago – my dream has been to climb Ben Nevis – not using the normal “Tourist Route” (which basically involves several hours of walking up a steep man made path in the company of other people) but via the Carn Mor Dearg (CMD) Arete […]

Apr 16th

2017

By donich_admin

Not going so well so far

As I said, R and I have this week off as a “staycation” – our idea was to do some climbing – starting off in the local area to avoid the roads over the weekend and to finish off a few (notably Stob Eas) mountains we haven’t done yet.  Then after the bank holiday was […]

Apr 15th

2017

By donich_admin

A bit of self-seeding going on

I can’t say that R and I are keen gardeners – in fact I am not that keen and to describe him as keen would be like saying that the late Iain Paisley was fond of Catholics.  So the garden has got much scruffier and more wildlife friendly (that is a nice way of putting […]

Apr 12th

2017

By donich_admin

A Goily, Goily Day

R and I have a term for the typical weather in this area, which is “Goily”.  On a goily day the wind sweeps over Beinn Bheula from the west, and brings waves of cloud, rain and sunshine alternately with it.  The picture doesn’t do it justice, but yesterday we must have had at least ten […]

Apr 11th

2017

By donich_admin

So good to be home

I’ve been having a look around at all the things I have missed while I have been out of circulation in the big city – it is funny how you almost immediately lose contact with the rhythms of nature when you go away from it for a while. All kinds of new things are out […]

Apr 9th

2017

By donich_admin

Well that’s all over

I think this is the longest time I have ever been away from writing this blog.  The last two weeks have been absolutely frenetic as R and I have been organizing an IT Security conference (BSides Edinburgh).  I’d like to say “never again” and in fact this time last week I was saying just that, […]