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Sep 18th, 2020

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The plague continues

I think we will be getting locusts next because our plague of mice continues. The large “trap” which we made for them in the shed has caught about six mice every day. R says that they are not like cats in that they can’t find their own way home, but in spite of liberating the […]

Sep 1st, 2020

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Poor old pussy cat

I was awakened in the night by a loud scuffling noise and some squeaking. I jumped out of bed to find a very lively mouse on the floor which Tora had just brought in. I grabbed for it but only being half awake, I missed and it shot off under the bed. So we were […]

Aug 25th, 2020

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Another visitor

The new feeder didn’t remain restricted to the small birds for long. Later in the day R took a photo of an intruder who had found the robin seed feeder.

Aug 24th, 2020

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New Robin in the Garden

I bought a new feeder for the garden. I just hope the voracious jays and pigeons don’t knock it off as it is ceramic. Hoping that the little birds will be able to get the seeds in it and the big ones won’t. I have discovered that the bigger birds including Beaky the seagull are […]

Aug 19th, 2020

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Power Cut Today

R and I were chatting in his office this morning, when suddenly the power went out. Luckily R could still get to the Internet on his mobile to get to EE’s site, but the Vodafone coverage is not good enough for me to get online, although unlike a couple of years ago I can still […]

Aug 11th, 2020

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When I was a little child my mum used to read me a wee poem about “Dunoon, Dunoon the bonny wee toon”. Well thank heavens for Morrisons in Dunoon. They delivered every one of our groceries yesterday. No fault to ASDA but the A83 bypass route got closed again yesterday. I have no faith in […]

Aug 5th, 2020

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The Nine Billion names of God

There is a great story by Arthur C Clarke. It involves two westerners visiting a Tibetan monastery where for hundreds of years, the monks have been engaged in cataloguing the nine billion names of God; when complete the world will end. They install a computer system to finish the task, without any belief that there […]

Aug 4th, 2020

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Seven wee mices

R went to replenish our seed store yesterday. I like him to carry the sacks as they weigh 25kg and are a bit much for me. We try to keep the nuts and seeds in canisters as the shed tends to be a bit damp, and also the growing rodent population in there tends to […]

Jul 22nd, 2020

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Restoring the Deed Box

Since I was a child I have loved an old Deed box which has been in the family for ages. I don’t know how old it is, but I would guess at least 150 years. My Mum gave it to me recently and it was in dire need of repair – there were water marks […]

Jul 21st, 2020

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Not one not two but three

For the first time since we have lived here we finally saw three badgers at the same time. I always knew there were more than two and in fact badgers must be doing well at the moment as one of our neighbours had five in their garden the other day. I think this is Mum, […]