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Aug 14th

2014

By donich_admin

Master class in cute

I think I will give up my job as a security tester and live off the income my cats could make by giving masterclasses in cute. My parents went home yesterday and I stripped their beds. Ten minutes later I came back with the clean sheets and Schrodi had ensconced himself in the pile of […]

Aug 12th

2014

By donich_admin

Foul Weather

My parents have been up to stay for a couple of days and of course the weather (which has been great recently) immediately turned foul. This seems to be a theme for their visits because it happened at Christmas and again when they were here in April. My mother comes from this area and had […]

Aug 12th

2014

By donich_admin

Of Mice and Sheep

The sheep are back in the field below our house – literally hundreds of them down to be sheared. I keep imagining waking up one morning and seeing them all in our garden. Actually I think they might do some good at the moment – everything is so overgrown that they could do a bit […]

Aug 10th

2014

By donich_admin

An embarrassment of riches…

The cherries, raspberries and strawberries are all over now which is a shame because they were a very welcome addition to breakfast every day… However the plums are now ripe and there is an embarrassingly large number of them considering they come from one small tree. I’ve had a bit of a battle picking them […]

Aug 10th

2014

By donich_admin

Three Men in a Boat

Yesterday we went on a trip we have been promising ourselves since we moved in and hired a boat to go out on Loch Goil. It was J’s birthday during the week, so I booked the boat for myself, J, R and (introducing my brother) N. The evening before the guys had stayed over and […]

Aug 4th

2014

By donich_admin

Lovely Night

It is past beautiful here tonight. R and I just walked down to the loch and back and it is really quite a sight to be seen. Only trouble is that I thought our ‘friends’ the midges had left us for this year, but this evening they are back to some extent, though nothing like […]

Aug 2nd

2014

By donich_admin

Value Food – Houmous Recipe

The other night I made a monster veg curry – potato, cauliflower and chickpea. As well as it making a (very) large meal for four people, I froze about enough to feed the 5000… And after that about half the packet of dried chickpeas (cost c.99p) was left over. So the next day I cooked […]

Aug 2nd

2014

By donich_admin

Improved view

The view from our house is absolutely lovely don’t get me wrong. The very first time R and I looked at the house I said that it was 97% perfect and the missing 3% was that there is a row of houses about 500m between us and the mountains which slightly impacts our view. His […]

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 […]