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Jul 7th

2019

By donich_admin

Fussy Eaters

I was talking to my Mum and Dad yesterday about what people will and won’t eat. Myself, I will eat anything apart from liver, kidneys and tripe. I’m not that fond of milk chocolate but I would eat it at a pinch. As against that – R claims he is not a fussy eater, but […]

Jul 4th

2019

By donich_admin

Unblocking the stream

We’ve a large pond in the garden. It is fed by a small stream and I am constantly worried that it will stop running – I’ve no idea of where it draws from or what we do if it stopped. Yesterday I noticed that the flow had stopped, and I had to manually top the […]

Jul 3rd

2019

By donich_admin

Carlisle Airport finally reopening

I see Carlisle airport is finally reopening. I have stories about it going back to 1980s when my father was Customs Officer in charge there. Probably very illegally I learned to ride a motorbike on the runway there. We didn’t think that there were any flights coming in (even in its heyday it was hardly […]

Jul 2nd

2019

By donich_admin

Still going strong

I must say that Tora has not looked for Schrodi once since he died. He is also now a much happier and more confident cat. Yesterday he caught three rodents, one mouse, one short tailed vole, and one unidentified creature which had been largely eaten. The picture is of him having jumped into a cupboard […]

Jun 26th

2019

By donich_admin

Vegan Pizza

Sorry to have to go against the trend here but I am going to and I don’t care what anyone says about me on Twitter or any other one of these inane social media sites. I’ve nothing against vegetarian food, and in fact I don’t eat a lot of meat myself, but this modern trend […]

Jun 26th

2019

By donich_admin

Seagull and Slice

My Mum and Dad came for lunch today (and very nice it was too). One of the things I got in was some vanilla custard slices as I knew my Dad was very fond of them. To be honest, neither R or I like them though, and we were left with one over. I wasn’t […]

Jun 24th

2019

By donich_admin

Beautiful Jay

Got a lovely picture of a jay on the nuts yesterday. We don’t see as much of them as we used to which is perhaps as well as they were eating us out of house and home. Also saw a baby fox running round the house but it was gone too quickly to get a […]

Jun 22nd

2019

By donich_admin

What a plague these things are

Beautiful day for a change today and I tried to sit out in the garden. I thought all would be well but after about two minutes clouds of midgies appeared and zoomed in on me. They don’t actually seem to bite me (unlike R who they always go for) but they fly right into my […]

Jun 19th

2019

By donich_admin

A new addition to the garden

I went to see Mum and Dad in Helensburgh today. My Mum gave me a lovely glass ornament to take away. Apparently one of her friends had given it to her when her cat Heidi (who was a boy by the way) died, as they had a tradition of doing this in their family when […]

Jun 13th

2019

By donich_admin

Pine Marten Central

The night before last I unfortunately scared off a huge pine marten when refilling the seeds for the birds. This morning, the baby marten was back on the bird table. I stood and watched it for about ten minutes and it was stuffing the nuts down as quick as it could. They must have been […]