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Jul 31st

2014

By donich_admin

Who’d have cats….

As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, we have two snow Bengal cats – Schrodi (aka the good one) and Tora (aka the bad one). Schrodi is a typical ‘cute ball of fur’ type cat. He likes eating, sleeping (preferably on a knee) and is basically a little friend to all the world (this is an […]

Jul 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Gala Day Today

It is Gala Day here in Lochgoilhead today – and with the insouciance of fate, the weather (which has been perfect all week) is not so great today. It is not cold by any manner of means, but it is a bit great and there are spots of rain. Let’s hope it manages to hold […]

Jul 25th

2014

By donich_admin

Some Friends

The picture is of ‘the ladies’ I had the fun of feeding last week…. I have to keep telling myself that chickens are not compatible with the other wildlife or I would have 12 of my own before you could say ‘Eggs Benedict’….

Jul 24th

2014

By donich_admin

In which we have a glut….

We now have a seriously large number of tomatoes getting ready every day. They are lovely and flavoursome and sweet – actually much better than even the expensive vine tomatoes from M&S or Waitrose (or even Lidl!). R will not eat tomatoes unless they are cooked – but these ones are actually nicest just eaten […]

Jul 22nd

2014

By donich_admin

Thank you

Well we are back home having had a nice time. It seems ages since we were in Mossdale and actually had good weather. As usual my Mum and Dad did us proud and we are a bit fatter than we were when we arrived after all the good cooking. My highlight was feeding the next […]

Jul 21st

2014

By donich_admin

Artists Town

Today is nice and sunny and R and I have been having an explore of the area. First we went to the Galloway Wildlife Park. We’ve been many times and how many actual animals you see is variable. Today was not a good day for them because a) there is loads and loads of vegetation […]

Jul 20th

2014

By donich_admin

Down South

Well not proper south – south Scotland. My parents live in Dumfries and Galloway near Castle Douglas. It is a beautiful and unspoilt part of the world; not as ‘drop dead in your face gorgeous’ as the Highlands, but lovely rolling countryside with deserted lochs and low forested hills. In fact it always reminds me […]

Jul 18th

2014

By donich_admin

Midsummer Flowers

The garden isn’t quite as colourful now as it was back in May/June. In particular it is missing the wow factor of the primulas which were out in force for more than three months but are past now. We still have some nice ones in July though – the hydrangeas are looking lovely, as is […]

Jul 18th

2014

By donich_admin

Return of the Heron

Another beautiful morning and our friend the heron (or at least a similar looking heron) is back on the pond. Interestingly – I read somewhere that frogs are not much seen between the breeding season (which here in Argyll was in March) and late July when they re-emerge (not sure why this is). I had […]

Jul 17th

2014

By donich_admin

Boats on the Loch

There’s lots of activities on the water and in the village as a whole at the moment. I was recently asked to be on the committee for the local paper (“The Wee Goil”) and on my way to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, I think I saw more people than in the whole of Jan […]