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Jul 11th

2014

By donich_admin

A little piece of Paradise

I’ve rarely if ever seen anything quite as beautiful as Lochgoilhead today. The weather was perfect and I walked out along the loch side to get some provisions for a surprise barbeque to share with R. The pictures speak for themselves, but the weather was perfect, the Loch was blue and dotted with little yachts. […]

Jul 8th

2014

By donich_admin

Some more wildlife

Good wildlife week here. The day before yesterday we saw our first otter in Loch Goil. Unfortunately it was too fast to get a photo. We’ve also seen quite a few seals there – mostly over on the Carrick side. We also saw the first lizard I have seen in Scotland out on the path […]

Jul 8th

2014

By donich_admin

White Eggs

When I was a little girl in 1970s most eggs were white. You got the occasional brown one, and the common belief at the time was that the brown ones were ‘more natural’ and had a better flavour. So of course what happened was that farmers caught on to this and adjusted the hens’ food […]

Jul 6th

2014

By donich_admin

Fruits

We’re starting to get fruit through from the garden now. We’ve had loads of strawberries – both the big ones I have been growing in the polytunnel – and now a sizable crop of tiny sweet wild ones. Against all expectation we also have quite a few cherries (I thought the birds would get them […]

Jul 4th

2014

By donich_admin

Lovely night – shame about the Midgies….

About 10pm we noticed what a truly fantastic sunset we were seeing. R and I both went outside with our cameras to see what photos we could get. It was super-lovely for about 30 seconds before we were attacked by a ravenous cloud of insects – I haven’t seen anything like it since we were […]

Jul 1st

2014

By donich_admin

Home sweet Home

Well we are back and it is certainly nice to be here. The cats have missed us and Tora in particular won’t let me out of his sight for more than five minutes in case I go away again. It was interesting to see a few differences between here and Cambridge (apart from the obvious […]

Jun 26th

2014

By donich_admin

Down South….

Here we are down south. Cambridge is a pretty place, much as I remember it from my University days (late 80s). It always did have a faint air of being a parody of itself (all the high class shops trying to look as though they have been there since 1800 when in fact they were […]

Jun 21st

2014

By donich_admin

Vegan Cookery Weekend

My sister-in-law is kindly looking after the cats while we are away. She is a long-time veggie who is trying out veganism – so I have been having a go at cooking vegan for a couple of days. Actually it is not that difficult because R doesn’t like eggs – so we don’t have many […]

Jun 19th

2014

By donich_admin

Following on from my previous post

Bag all packed and clean, folded, ironed clothes placed in it. Reason for this being that last time we were going away, Schrodi slept on the clean folded ironed clothes and they had to be redone. Well this time that didn’t happen – Tora just cut out the middle man and slept in the bag […]

Jun 19th

2014

By donich_admin

Off to Cambridge…

Next week R and I will be off to the big city (well relatively speaking). We are attending OWASP AppSec EU where I am presenting on Windows Store Apps and we are both attending some training on mobile testing (testing mobile apps that is). I bought myself an appropriate T-Shirt to wear for my presentation!