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Nov 3rd

2013

By marionmccune

Life is full of….

Disappointments. The camera worked brilliantly – we could see little voles running about getting a few of the nuts, the wind moving the trees etc. All until about 1:30am when the picture mysteriously cut out. Two hours later it started recording again, but by then the cages had been torn out of the ground, the […]

Nov 2nd

2013

By marionmccune

Cameras

So following on from the mysterious disappearing suet ball, we have decided to fit a couple of Webcams. One of them we will attach to our potting shed which is right next to the bird feeding area, and the other will go on the side of the summerhouse which is right next to the pond […]

Oct 31st

2013

By marionmccune

Strangers in our Midst

We just acquired some suet balls which we thought the birds would like. According to the RSPB it is better to put them on the ground rather than hang them from the feeder, so we duly put them inside the cages in case the cats took an interest. The next day we found the cage […]

Oct 28th

2013

By marionmccune

Feeding the Birds

When we arrived we discovered a load of empty bird feeders. The former occupants had obviously been feeding them – but I was in a bit of a dilemma as whether to continue with this, because we have two Bengal cats, one of which is a monster hunter. In the end I came to the […]

Oct 24th

2013

By marionmccune

In which we arrive on the Banks of the Donich

Well, we have arrived at last. Not a series of events I want to ever go through again, but I suppose it illustrates some of the complications you can get when you aren’t buying a little box in a row of other boxes. As a refresher for anyone who hasn’t been reading this up to […]

Sep 14th

2013

By marionmccune

Argyll Wildlife

Was having a look at a wildlife book to see what we can expect to see once we get out to Lochgoilhead. The vast majority of the ‘big attractions’ seem to be in the area – i.e. Golden Eagle, Red Squirrel, Wildcat, Pine Marten. Also there are red deer, foxes, badgers, hedgehogs sundry small rodents […]

Sep 14th

2013

By marionmccune

Moving toward moving

We’re getting a bit closer to the big move now and went to see our new house today.  This time it was a beautiful day (not like when we decided to buy it when it was pouring with rain) and we actually saw the extent of our land for the first time.  There is way […]

Aug 20th

2013

By marionmccune

In which we decide to bid farewell to Suburbia

I said that we lived in a boring suburban house; well finally we have decided to move to somewhere not boring at all.  Basically the company has been going pretty successfully for over two years now – and as 95% of what we do is remote testing, we are now going to do that from […]

Aug 5th

2013

By marionmccune

Obligatory Photo

Today I had a nasty shock when I happened to do a search on my name and realized that this blog was coming up as number two.  Goes to show how the internet has changed over the last few years, because I used to happily hide in the anonymity of having a (moderately) famous person […]

Aug 2nd

2013

By marionmccune

Tech

Where do I start – I just really like tech…. Many years ago I was working for Customs and Excise as a VAT control officer. My brother bought one of the early 486s and I saw a game called Doom which I didn’t think I would like. A few hours later, I realized I did […]