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Dec 3rd

2016

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Advent 3rd Dec – Tree by the Shore

For December 3rd – this is a nice view of the loch down from near the Shore Inn. Beinn Bheula in the background.

Dec 2nd

2016

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Advent 2nd Dec – Christmas Box

This was Schrodi in a box the year before last. The box had contained a vegan food assortment – but it looks better with a cat. This is not the only weird box the cats have gone for (bearing in mind the old motto – “if it fits, I sit”). A few years ago now […]

Dec 1st

2016

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Advent 1st Dec – Sheep in the Snow

Today is 1st December and I opened my Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar – it is a seaside theme this year and seems good so far (they are always good) but afraid the one the year before last when she did the Edwardian Country House (this was at the height of popularity of Downton Abbey) will […]

Nov 29th

2016

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Fox meets Cat

I’d been a bit bothered as to what would happen if our new visitor fox met the cats. Last night I found out from the webcam.. I’d put a bit of leftover roast pork out for the creatures, and just after 5am the fox found it. It was just starting to munch on it when […]

Nov 29th

2016

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Completed Vegan Cake

I marzipan’d (is that a word?) and iced the vegan cake. Home made marzipan by default has egg in it, but the shop bought stuff doesn’t and neither does ready to roll white icing (which is good because of course the traditional royal icing has egg whites in it). I had been going to collect […]

Nov 28th

2016

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Blinis

When the cats were young kittens they had their first Christmas in our town house in Edinburgh. As usual, we had a celebration trifle for our pudding on Christmas day, and as usual people were so stuffed after eating their turkey that there was loads left over. So my Mum put the whole bowl inside […]

Nov 26th

2016

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Christmas Jumper

Last year my Mum and I bought Christmas Jumpers. Mine was red and I wore it on Christmas Eve. My Mum’s was blue and (as is her wont) she bought it, didn’t like it on and didn’t wear it. So I inherited it and wore it several times last year until I put it away […]

Nov 23rd

2016

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Postcard

I had to laugh today when the postcard I sent to J while he was here looking after the cats turned up. This was sent from the Orient Express three weeks ago and I had quite forgotten about it. They said it would be slow but this must take a prize. It has a nice […]

Nov 23rd

2016

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Vegan Christmas Cake

I made a vegan Christmas cake for my sister-in-law V last year and it did not turn out well (in fact that was the theme with all my Christmas cakes last year). I can’t remember what recipe I used, but it came from one of those rather dismal vegan sites which start off by soaking […]

Nov 21st

2016

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Unreal Sky

I went for a walk around 4:30pm today just as the sun was going down over the snowy mountains. The sky colour was unreal – very spectacular.