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Aug 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Nice Meal

I couldn’t resist making this one for my friends at the weekend – so that if they asked me what was for dinner I could say ‘Egg and Chips with a slice’. So for the ‘Egg’ component – I fried two medium onions and two large peppers (any colour) until soft and towards the end […]

Aug 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Lovely day in Lochgoilhead

Just my sort of weather at the moment. It is (largely) sunny and dry – but the heat (which was a bit cloying at times during July) has dropped off and at about 15 degrees it is perfect walking weather. Unusually however, quite a few leaves are coming off the trees. I don’t know if […]

Aug 24th

2014

By donich_admin

Donich Challenge

R was nominated by one of his ‘friends’ to do the ice bucket challenge. He very completed this in the Donich this morning and I would have liked to have linked the video here. However he has threatened me with dire consequences if I post it on line – so I will have to content […]

Aug 23rd

2014

By donich_admin

Marten and the Birds

We got another really good look at our Marten yesterday. Again it was R who just happened to glance out of the window mid afternoon and notice him perched on the bird table. We’ve actually noticed a load of extra bird activity in the last week or so after several months where they haven’t seemed […]

Aug 23rd

2014

By donich_admin

Squashed

I have to say – my squash harvest was not bountiful. Out of five large plants I ultimately got a handover of very small ones which rotted before they were ready to pick – and the solitary one pictured. To put things in perspective (literally) it is about 15cm long. I don’t know what I […]

Aug 20th

2014

By donich_admin

How do you like them apples?

One of the apple trees in our garden is loaded with fruit which look ready, so this afternoon I picked one to try it. Not sure what variety it is but it has a crisp white flesh and a red skin, and it was in fact ready. I cut it in half and gave half […]

Aug 19th

2014

By donich_admin

Summer coming to an end here

Well it is feeling a bit autumnal here for all we are still in August. A few leaves are coming off the trees, the brambles are nearly ripe and the polytunnel and greenhouse are nearly empty after the last month of glut. This evening R mowed the lawn (which doesn’t seem to be taking the […]

Aug 18th

2014

By donich_admin

Off to the big City

I’m off to Glasgow for a business meeting, and as always seems to happen, it is a beautiful day in Lochgoilhead today. R gave me a lift to Helensburgh because he is having new tires put on the car today – they were low on tread when we had the MOT done last week and […]

Aug 17th

2014

By donich_admin

Bowing to the inevitable – Surface Pro 3

I knew I was going to do this in the end, and R has been telling me I would give in for weeks now… I know I don’t need a new tablet or laptop – but I just couldn’t not have the new Surface Pro 3 – it is just soooo cool… So I pre-ordered […]

Aug 17th

2014

By donich_admin

‘Donich’ Green Tomato Chutney

The tomatoes have finally come to an end, and while the plants are dying back, there were quite a lot which were obviously not going to ripen fully, but still were large enough to make good eating. We also had a few courgettes/marrows left over, plus the cooking apples are just starting to be ready. […]