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Apr 17th, 2018

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Sunny Edinburgh

Much against my will, I am in Edinburgh doing testing on site this week. It is a nice company and Edinburgh is a beautiful city, but I miss my home, my husband, my cats, the creatures and the wilderness (not necessarily in that order). I walked up to the top of Arthur’s seat last night. […]

Apr 8th, 2018

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An apology

I’m informed I did not give sufficient prominence to one of the eggs in the painting competition. So here is Cartman in all his glory with apologies for not having sufficiently respected his authoritah… I also found the picture of the Easter table laid out for lunch which R took.

Apr 8th, 2018

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Happy Birthday to the Cats!

Tora and Schrodi are fifteen years old today! Hard to believe because they both act like kittens at times, Schrodi is still an ace mouser and Tora likes going down to the village to find other cats to fight with. They had prawns and chicken for treats. Then a good sleep. We then took them […]

Apr 5th, 2018

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Beautiful Day’s Walk

Today was beautiful with blue skies and bright sunlight. I walked out some of the way to Coran Lochan, but didn’t go the whole way as there was a load of snow on the path and I hadn’t worn my boots. There was also a small flock of three escaped sheep which insisted on running […]

Apr 4th, 2018

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Winter is back and a rant

Today is 4th April. Yesterday we had flakes of snow even at loch level, and at the top of the waterfalls it was snowing quite heavily. When we woke this morning, the weather was foul and the snow was back on Beinn Bheula from about 200m. Tonight it has cleared and it looks positively alpine […]

Apr 1st, 2018

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Easter

Went to my parents’ new apartment in Helensburgh for Easter Sunday Lunch. We had a great meal (though my Mum did need to take a lesson from her head Chef – alias me – on timings). My Mum makes a truly great trifle. I brought an Easter basket with an Easter Bunny from Charlie Bears […]

Mar 31st, 2018

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Weighing the feather of truth

Ancient Egyptian mythology stated that after death the soul would progress to the Hall of Truth, accompanied by Anubis, God of the Dead. There his heart would be weighed in a scale against the feather of truth. If his heart was lighter than the feather, he would proceed into an afterlife of bliss, if it […]

Mar 31st, 2018

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A beautiful day

The weather has been very cold here with frost on the car nearly every morning. We haven’t had the threatened snow – although the mountains are still very white. R and I have reverted to 7am for our walks now it is light again and yesterday was very beautiful. At first the loch was entirely […]

Mar 27th, 2018

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Highland Wildlife Park

My Mum and I went to the Highland Wildlife Park yesterday to do the Keeper for a day experience. I had had it planned for ages and it was purely fortuitous that the polar bear cub put in its first appearance the week before. We did see it in the distance, but they are (for […]

Mar 19th, 2018

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El Tiede

Having done a lot of climbing in Scotland – I had the idea that R and I might climb Mont Blanc on a guided trip this summer. R was a bit worried he wouldn’t do well at altitude and the Mont Blanc trip is very expensive, so we thought we would book a quick cheap […]