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Oct 18th

2015

By donich_admin

So many beautiful places

R and I were down in south Scotland visiting my parents this week. The fabulous weather is continuing at the moment although I realize that with the insouciance of fate that as I am not working tomorrow that today will probably be the last day of it. So we went out for a couple of […]

Oct 15th

2015

By donich_admin

Emergency Soup

We have been so busy it has been a real challenge to spare an evening to go to Dumbarton to shop of late. This was sort of ok because we had lots of food in the freezer which we were slowly working our way through – but we normally have soup for our lunch and […]

Oct 11th

2015

By donich_admin

A bold little visitor

I was just walking back to the kitchen with (another) batch of brambles this afternoon, when what should I see but the little fellow in the picture having a munch on the sunflower seeds under the bird feeder. He seemed quite fearless and let me take some close ups of him before he picked up […]

Oct 8th

2015

By donich_admin

Mr T’s big adventure

R and I go for a walk before work every day, and on most mornings we walk past the school and fire station down to the loch and village centre. Today we were deep in conversation (I think we were talking about the future of advertising on the Internet) when R glanced down, and trotting […]

Oct 7th

2015

By donich_admin

A rather testing afternoon

I’ve never been a ‘good’ sleeper, and the problem seems to be getting worse as I get older. Last night the situation was not helped by the cats. First of all Tora insisted on sleeping pressed up against me, then his brother brought in a live rodent (or insectivore possible – R uses the ‘drop […]

Oct 5th

2015

By donich_admin

Rock of the Britons

Ever since we have lived here (two years now believe it or not!), R and I have wanted to climb Beinn Donich straight from our house without joining the throngs (well not throngs exactly, but you know what I mean) climbing it by the usual route from the Rest and be Thankful. So yesterday we […]

Oct 5th

2015

By donich_admin

Garden Raiders

I’ve been doing some brambling in the evenings this week, trying to get a decent amount together to make enough jelly to last a few months. We have quite a lot of brambles along the edges of the garden, and I worked my way up the whole left side of the front garden and gathered […]

Oct 1st

2015

By donich_admin

Fog and sun

R went off for a rare meeting in Edinburgh and I went for the daily walk on my own today. When I left the house just before 8am – I couldn’t see the few hundred yards to the houses at Donich Park (yipee!) for thick fog. I walked up via the waterfalls, and by the […]

Sep 28th

2015

By donich_admin

What a sunset

Not sure if it is at all related to yesterday’s Supermoon, but I have never in my life seen anything like the colours in the sky at sunset tonight. It was one of those sights that looked so amazing that photos of it don’t look quite real, but more as though someone with a rather […]

Sep 28th

2015

By donich_admin

By the light of the Silvery Moon….

Last night there was a ‘Supermoon’ combined with a lunar eclipse – apparently this only happens every 30 years. Unfortunately the eclipse part was due to happen between 1am and 6am – so seeing it would mean getting up in the middle of the night… The Supermoon itself was up by 9:30pm, and by 10:30pm […]