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May 4th

2014

By donich_admin

Grandma’s Griddle

Last time my Dad was here I made some griddle scones for his birthday. I’d never made them before and they turned out ok – but got a bit burned because the best thing I could find to cook them on was my paella pan. Although it is large and flat – not being designed […]

May 2nd

2014

By donich_admin

When good Tech goes bad

Coming right off the wildlife and nature themes I have been on for a while – I think I may have mentioned in the past being a bit of a Windows Fangirl…. In particular I love my Surface Pro 2 and my Lumia 1020 phone (all the photos for this site have been taken with […]

May 1st

2014

By donich_admin

Cat meets Badger

I caught this little encounter (click image above for video) on the webcam from last night. Obviously the badger is not phased out by its meeting with Schrodi, and Schrodi (whilst clearly not thrilled) is not terrified either.

May 1st

2014

By donich_admin

I tawt I taw a puddy Tat

We have just seen a large orange cat calmly make its way out of the woods behind the house and saunter over to the front garden where it spent some time in the heather contemplating its next move before heading off through the fence towards the river. In the direction it came from there is […]

Apr 30th

2014

By donich_admin

Everything in the Garden….

The garden is really coming on in force now. We’ve been away for under 48 hours on a trip to London and there have been so many changes in that time I can hardly believe it. In the cultivated formal garden to the front of the house, the two magnolia trees are out. The pieris […]

Apr 30th

2014

By donich_admin

Town or Country

We’ve just been off to London for a day to attend a conference. Rather than get up at 4am to catch the ‘red-eye’ flight – we decided to catch the sleeper train from Arrochar. It took us 20 minutes to get to the station in time to catch the 22:45 ‘Caledonia Sleeper’ to Euston. By […]

Apr 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Castle Carrick walk

Today R and I finally went for a look at Castle Carrick which is over at the other side of the loch. He has not been keen on the idea because he was concerned that the single track road would be really busy with traffic for the holiday camp – in the end it wasn’t […]

Apr 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Long time no post

I finally got a bit sick of the website setup I had. Basically the main (non-blog) site started off with me hand coding it just to show off a few photos. And the blog started as my personal site which was hosted on wordpress.com. Then I amalgamated them and discovered that it was very difficult […]

Apr 19th

2014

By donich_admin

Easter climb of Benn Donich

We’ve been wanting to climb the ‘mountain in our back garden’ since we moved in – but between the bad weather and general business, we have always seemed to be putting it off. This Friday we finally remedied this and got up there – we had a fantastic day and I’m actually glad we waited. […]

Apr 16th

2014

By donich_admin

In which we meet a new addition to the Donich Wildlife

Right in the middle of the road outside – what should there be but a newt. They are supposed to be nocturnal and shy, but this fellow was up and about in the middle of the day and didn’t seem very scared of us. I was concerned that he might get run over so I […]