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Oct 23rd

2014

By donich_admin

The night is dark and full of Badgers….

With apologies to Game of Thrones (my all time favourite show) for the parody quote…. Every night I go out between 8 and 9pm to feed the wildlife. Basically I put two big scoops of peanuts on the ground for the badgers, and one scoop on the bird table for the pine marten. The badgers […]

Oct 21st

2014

By donich_admin

Hurricane Lochgoilhead

This afternoon we have been hit by the hurricane – I don’t remember it being this windy in the last twenty years – not even last year’s storms at their worst. Trying to work on a test this afternoon and we had three separate power cuts – luckily not at the point where it interrupted […]

Oct 16th

2014

By donich_admin

Home Again

Well I’m home and back in the land of the living after I caught a terrible cold coming back from Norway. It just shows one of the many advantages of living out in the sticks because it is the first cold I have had in the last year. But airports/planes must be about the worst […]

Oct 7th

2014

By donich_admin

Something to remember it by

I went out this evening after work to buy a few little presents for R, J and my Mum. After half an hour of looking in tourist shops I decided not to bother. It is one thing buying something of dubious utility (read tourist tat) for a few pounds – but another when it costs […]

Oct 6th

2014

By donich_admin

Top of the World

Last night I noticed that there was a scenic funicular railway running from the centre of Bergen right up to the top of the (high) range of hills behind the city. So after work today I thought I would have a little stroll to the station at the bottom, take the train to the top […]

Oct 5th

2014

By donich_admin

In Bergen

I seem to have been away from the banks of the Donich an awful lot recently. This week it is Bergen, Norway on work – but I am swearing to myself that I am not doing any more on-sites after this because it was a bit of an awful journey (via Amsterdam – took nearly […]

Oct 3rd

2014

By donich_admin

Vote for Bob

This is the RSPB’s campaign to get government to pay some attention to wildlife and eco issues. I’ve voted for him and hope everyone who reads this will go to https://www.voteforbob.co.uk/ and cast their vote so that the score will be at over 100000 before he goes to Westminster with the petition on 15th October. […]

Sep 28th

2014

By donich_admin

Home again, home again

Had a great holiday but nice to be back home. I’ve put the description of what we did day by day up on the site now – but a big thank you to V for the wildlife photos. They all look really great but Schrodi says his favourite is the one of the short tailed […]

Sep 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Aigas – Day 7

We were quite sad this morning as it was our last day at Aigas. I went for one final early morning walk round the loch to look for beavers. If there was any justice in the world I would have seen one – but in spite of spending ten minutes hopefully peering at a patch […]

Sep 25th

2014

By donich_admin

Aigas – Day 6

Again we got up at 6am, and again went to the Loch to look for beavers. Again we saw nothing apart from mist and the occasional ripple as a (small) fish turned over. We have been so lucky seeing everything else that I almost think that the beavers have left and are now living the […]