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Jan 25th, 2018

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Dear Me – why would you do this?

We had a lovely lunch the other day in a restaurant I won’t name in this context. R is a bit of a whisky lover and I thought this particular cocktail menu was a bit of a crime against Scotland. I mean why would you use 12 year old malt whisky in this cocktail rather […]

Jan 25th, 2018

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Some beautiful stained glass

My Mum and I went out for lunch in Helensburgh the other day and I noticed that the parish church door was open. We popped inside and what a lovely building – the stained glass was quite spectacular – particularly the window commemorating John Logie Baird the inventor of television who came from Helensburgh. The […]

Jan 22nd, 2018

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Our New Robot

This is our new Robot which I have christened “Goldie” She has pretty efficiently vacuumed the whole house today. I was hoping the cats would sit on her and go for a ride, but they seemed caught between rather frightened and indifferent.

Jan 21st, 2018

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Snowy Path

The snow here is very persistent this year. Yesterday both R and I tried to clear the drive again – with no luck as the snow had frozen into a layer of ice. We haven’t had any post here for the last couple of days and I doubt anyone could get up the drive anyway […]

Jan 18th, 2018

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How do they do it…

I bought a rather expensive tapestry cushion kit recently. I like to have something to do on the rare occasions I sit down to watch videos. Anyway – it is perhaps rather beyond my level of competency but having completed a small portion of it, I left it on a chair in the lounge. The […]

Jan 18th, 2018

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Fox meets sausage

Last night we had hot dogs for our dinner – there were a few sausages left over and I didn’t think we would get round to eating them as I was going to be out in Glasgow today. So I put them out for creatures to take. Our new fox discovered them rather quickly – […]

Jan 17th, 2018

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Snowy Again

Very snowy again yesterday. Having cleared the drive laboriously during the afternoon, come evening it started to snow again – so this morning R and I had to clear it yet again. Drive before Drive After I’m actually rather surprised and impressed that ASDA managed to deliver our weekly order this morning. There were some […]

Jan 14th, 2018

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An Indian Feast

Last week my brother N made an Iranian Biryani. He claims that this is where the dish originates, but I am not convinced of this as it says on Wikipedia that it comes from India. So on Thursday and Friday I prepared a south Asian version (Nadiya’s version from Bangladesh) – made with lamb rather […]

Jan 12th, 2018

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Bird TV

Tora has developed a definite obsession with watching movies made for cats on Youtube. He demonstrates this by sitting right in front of the monitor (about 2 inches away from it) such that you can’t see the screen to do anything else. Unfortunately for him he has not worked out that with R and my […]

Jan 8th, 2018

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Very pretty this morning

Without a doubt this is the coldest year since we moved to Argyll. Yesterday it was -5 and today it is -6. The view over Beinn Bheula as the sun is coming up is quite spectacular as it slowly turns from white to pink. Particularly nice today as there is a clear half moon hanging […]