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Jan 21st, 2021

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Another pet hate

Another feature of modern life which I frankly detest. The word for a dramatist of the female gender is “actress” A male police person is a “police man” and a female one is “police woman”.

Jan 13th, 2021

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Bought some seeds

Between Brexit and Covid it is not looking that good for fresh food for summer. So I have bought some heritage carrot and beetroot seeds. I am going to plant them in some raised beds as I had no luck with planting stuff in the main garden as it was immediately attacked by wireworms. I […]

Dec 27th, 2020

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Starting posting again

Afraid I haven’t posted for a while but I am going to get back into it now. I’ve not been very well and those total idiots in the government gave me a huge extra piece of work to do. Basically I had booked a lovely little lodge at Drymsynie for my parents and brother. At […]

Dec 1st, 2020

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Sadly have to give up on ASDA

Very sorry to do this because it was me that asked them to deliver in the first place. But they need to come via the A83 which looks as though it will be shut for the foreseeable future. This is a national disgrace and I don’t know what I am paying my taxes for. I’ve […]

Nov 23rd, 2020

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Poena cullei

This is what in Roman times they used to do to people who killed their parents. According to Cicero… He doesn’t mention the animals sewn into the sack but apparently it was generally a dog, snake, monkey, and a chicken or rooster, “They therefore stipulated that parricides should be sewn up in a sack while […]

Nov 12th, 2020

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Christmas Presents

R and I have asked people to keep to a minimum of presents this year. I would like a little glass animal (I have a collection) and R would like a bottle of whisky. The balance of what people would have spent I have asked them to donate to either the Cats’ protection or the […]

Nov 3rd, 2020

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First Day of Snow

Very cold today and Beinn Bheula is white from about 500m up. I think this winter may be going to be a chilly one. My birthday tomorrow. We will be having a little party at the weekend so my brother can come.

Oct 31st, 2020

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Annus horribilis

Well to add insult to injury, as well as this virus nonsense they have now closed all the routes from Glasgow to our house due to “rain” and I have had to cancel my halloween/birthday party. You would think that in Argyll they would be used to rain, but who am I to tell the […]

Oct 21st, 2020

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Did a stupid thing

A few months ago I got so sick of getting literally 10s of emails a day about COVID-19 which frankly I don’t want to hear about, that I put a rule in Outlook to delete all of them. I didn’t realize that a load of legitimate businesses would start putting mention of it as part […]