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Jul 18th, 2018

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Mowing the lawn

As I may have mentioned before, we have 3.5 acres of garden, surrounded by the Donich Water to the right and rear, with forest to the left and a rough track leading to the house at the front. Thankfully, not all of it is laid out to grass, but about an acre of it is […]

Jul 10th, 2018

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Biblical Reference

I’ve just spent every spare minute for the last few days doing up my bedroom – hence not many blog posts. Here are some of the results – completely finished now apart from a new rug I am still waiting for. Plus a local craftsman is not only going to repair our summerhouse door which […]

Jun 26th, 2018

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And then there were none

I’ve been closely observing our cherry tree over the last few days as it is getting round to the right time for it delivering some fruit. Yesterday there were four large cherries at the front of the tree which were very nearly ripe, and many more just coming up for being ready for picking. I […]

Jun 21st, 2018

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A Cat Poem

Schrodi and Tora Schrodi and Tora went up the hill To fetch some juicy fodder. Two voles appeared as quick as quick Straight to the waiting marauder. So up Schrodi shot without a thought And grabbed the poor wee beastie, Then vole in mouth into the house Went off to show his feastie. So up […]

Jun 21st, 2018

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Freezer disaster

I probably shouldn’t have done this – but I thought it would be a nice surprise for my Mum if I ordered her a new freezer. I can tell you that I will not be ordering from Curry’s again any time soon because they managed to screw the whole thing up and send a fridge/freezer […]

Jun 17th, 2018

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Another Poem from the Cats

The cats wrote another poem for my Mum to cheer her up. They said they made it up entirely themselves, but I have a strange feeling I have heard bits of it before. To A Mouse Wee Sleeket cowran tim’rous beastie How we’d love to catch and eat you. If I were you I set […]

Jun 15th, 2018

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My Mum will be sorry to be missing this

As I said in an earlier post, my Mum unfortunately broke her leg while she was in Italy. She is recovering well but can’t drive yet so she can’t get over to Lochgoilhead. I don’t want to tantalize her too much – but last night we had her all time favourite. A cheese soufflĂ© with […]

Jun 11th, 2018

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Highland Flowers

Amazing weather here although unfortunately our usual plague of midgies has now arrived right on time. Apparently most places have lost a lot of wild flowers due to intensive agriculture but no sign of that here. The sides of the roads are a veritable riot of colour (could be the tangle of the Isles!) The […]

Jun 8th, 2018

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Unusual Pub Accessory

My friend J and I went for a day out in Helensburgh earlier this week. The weather was brilliant, and after we had had lunch at Cattle and Creel (very good food BTW) and I had had my hair cut, we reconvened in the Clyde Bar on the seafront. This didn’t look that salubrious from […]

Jun 4th, 2018

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An Interesting but tragic story

My Mum has related to me the story of what happened during the Clydebank/Dumbarton blitz. This always seems to me to get missed out of the story of the Second World War suffering of civilians, with all the emphasis being on London, Coventry etc. Anyway, the story is that on 9th May 1941 my Mum’s […]