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Feb 27th, 2020

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Bad weather

The rain we have had constantly for the last few months has now turned to snow. We’ve about an inch on the drive, but as you can see it is not looking very good at the top of the Rest. I have had to vacate my office temporarily as the door has leaked. Yesterday the […]

Feb 20th, 2020

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Something going very wrong these days

I’d be the first to admit that there have been many beneficial changes in society over the last 30 years (I wouldn’t be without my iPhone or Surface for example), but to me there is something very badly going wrong now. When I was in my early 20s I lived in Brighton with my then […]

Feb 16th, 2020

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New location of the Ram

The huge male sheep which R has named as SD RAM left the garden yesterday. R was braver than me and went out in the foul weather this morning to walk to the top of the waterfall while I cleaned the house. Sure enough SD RAM (this is a tech joke BTW) had escaped from […]

Feb 15th, 2020

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River as high as I have seen

R and I had been supposed to be repairing the shed roof today but with the weather the way it is, it is just not possible. We have had gale force winds and torrential rain since yesterday. The river is really really high and after lunch we took our life in our hands and walked […]

Feb 11th, 2020

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We have had four ewes and an enormous ram in our garden. I was expecting them to have gone overnight but they were still here today. The farmer turned up with his dog to round them up but apparently they ran off up the hill and he couldn’t catch them. My Mum wrote a poem […]

Feb 6th, 2020

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Spring is springing

In spite of the official “R Spring” not starting for another three weeks – I can see evidence of life in the garden. The narrcissi are coming out under the fruit trees and there are catkins on the pussy willows at the bottom of the garden. The siskins are also back – just in time […]

Feb 1st, 2020

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Yippee – Brexit at last

I have to say that I am totally relieved that we finally have this Brexit nonsense sorted, at least the first stage. I am not a huge fan of the Tory party as I don’t support the financial sector in London running the whole country, but I have actually always liked Boris. I also saw […]

Jan 25th, 2020

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Burns Night

In honour of Burns night, Tora bought R a bottle of whisky with one of his favourite things on the lable. Here is the poem the cats wrote about it last year. Sadly nostalgic as it is coming up for a year since Schrodi died. Wee Sleeket cowran tim’rous beastie How we’d love to catch […]

Jan 21st, 2020

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Beautiful Sunset

Fantastic sunset last night – possibly the most beautiful we have ever seen. Apparently the same all over Scotland but unfortunately back to dreich today.

Jan 18th, 2020

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High tide in the Loch

Super high tide the other day with seaweed nearly up to the door of the post office. Not quite as bad as a few years ago when the main road was closed due to bad weather and I had to go to Glasgow via Dunoon on the ferry. There was seaweed and stones thrown up […]