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Jan 3rd

2017

By donich_admin

Heron on the pond

I’ve been sitting looking at the weather today trying to decide whether to go for a walk or not (R is away at a conference). Every time it looks nice and I decide to go out, it suddenly deteriorates and is pouring with rain five minutes later. I eventually went out to walk round the […]

Jan 2nd

2017

By donich_admin

Happy New Year

Just got back from my parents’ house where we had a very nice New Year (apart from the horrible hangover I had on the morning of Jan 1st after badly mixing my drinks on New Year’s Eve). It was bitterly cold driving back today, but there were spectacular views over Loch Ken and then the […]

Dec 28th

2016

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The Naughtiness of Cats

When we got up this morning (unusually late for us as it is currently so dark in the mornings) there was no sign of Schrodi. Our estimate was that he had been out since about 5am – which was at least four hours and very unusual in the middle of winter. So we went out […]

Dec 27th

2016

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A Mexican Fiesta

Once again my brother N surpassed himself on Christmas Eve. Last year he made a tapas feast – this year he had a Mexican theme. We were met with tequila and then donned our sombreros. I have been strictly forbidden to put any pictures of us in the sombreros on the Internet – so here […]

Dec 25th

2016

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Christmas Day

This is my all time favourite Christmas picture of the cats “assisting” with unwrapping the presents. They also helped a bit yesterday and Schrodi decided on a new place to sleep – on a cardboard box neatly positioned between two cat beds. Merry Christmas everyone!

Dec 24th

2016

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Advent Dec 24th – Frosty Field

This was the field next to our house during a frosty spell last year – complete with snow covered mountains in the background.

Dec 23rd

2016

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Advent 23rd Dec – Pie

I made this Christmas Pie yesterday – it is Paul Hollywood’s “Leftovers Pie” which is supposed to be for using up any leftover turkey, stuffing, sausages etc. This was done in advance though because I am very concerned about storm Barbara which is supposed to hit us over the festive period – and specifically about […]

Dec 22nd

2016

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Advent 22nd Dec – Beinn Bheula with a hat on

A nice view over Beinn Bheula in crisp cold weather. Today we can’t even see the mountain in the murk.

Dec 21st

2016

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Advent 21st Dec – Donich in the Snow

This was the river right at the bottom of our garden during snow last year. It looks as though we are going to be seeing more snow over the next few days…

Dec 20th

2016

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Advent 20th Dec – Another nice view of the Loch

This was another beautiful loch view from a couple of years ago. Unfortunately the weather today is nothing like as nice – looks as though we have a storm coming in from the West.