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Mar 11th

2014

By marionmccune

Hebredian Princess

The weather was simply fabulous today. R and I walked out along the ridge behind the village and could see that there was a cruise ship in. The people on the ship really must have seen Lochgoilhead at its best – I’ve never really fancied a cruise on a big liner – but this one […]

Mar 10th

2014

By marionmccune

Contrary Cats

Nothing beats cats for contrary. Shut them out of a room and they want in, shut them in and they want out. Back before I was an experienced cat owner I used to buy them expensive toys only to have them ignore them in favour of the box they came in. Anyway – we can’t […]

Mar 9th

2014

By marionmccune

A Close Encounter of the Striped Kind

Last night I asked R to go and put some food out for our night time visitors while I made some coffee. More fool me because he was the lucky one – going round the corner of the house towards the shed, he heard a snuffling sound. Standing very still, a badger came right up […]

Mar 7th

2014

By marionmccune

Froggie would a Wooing go…

We now have a seriously large number of frogs coming out of hibernation and making the most of the spring (to put it politely). There is frog spawn in large quantities in the ditches, and every time I walk past our pool I can see the ripples as they swim for cover (don’t blame them […]

Mar 6th

2014

By marionmccune

Otter in our pool!

Today we had another major thrill. Our second webcam (after the success of ‘shedcam’) is ‘pondcam’ and this is where anyone following the blog will have seen the video of our heron. But I was never expecting to see the pictures we got from it this morning. About 4am a long sinuous creature swam rapidly […]

Mar 4th

2014

By marionmccune

Stuffed Peppers with preserved lemon recipe

We are not ‘official’ vegetarians, but we eat very little meat. Having said this I am constantly on the verge of taking the plunge with the only things that stop me being a) I’m not sure I see the full logic of the move unless you go the whole hog (so to speak) and go […]

Mar 3rd

2014

By marionmccune

What a beautiful day….

 Today was truly lovely (well it had a Goil moment at lunchtime and rained for half an hour but we will forgive it that).  R and I walked up to the waterfalls and for the first time you could really smell spring in the air.  On the way back the Highland cows had colonized the […]

Mar 2nd

2014

By marionmccune

The Author

While I was typing the previous post, I put my Surface down on the chair and went to the loo.  On my return two minutes later, I found that Schrodi had not only been in that chair for hours and hours, but also that he had contributed to the blog with a very insightful comment […]

Mar 2nd

2014

By marionmccune

Keep right on to the End of the Road…..

Today (as it was not actively pouring with rain) we did what we have wanted to do since we arrived, and walked right down the east side of Loch Goil as far as the end of the peninsular where Loch Goil meets Loch Long. From the Ordinance Survey there are two paths up to the […]

Mar 2nd

2014

By marionmccune

Planting and Weather

Had a major planting day in the Polytunnel.  I put in carrots, onions and broad beans.  I also started off some flowers for planting out next month – including a load of lavender which I have an idea of making into a hedge. The garlic, radishes and broccoli I planted earlier are doing ok. Some […]