Oct 6th, 2017

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Much Improved Cowal Way

A few weeks ago I went for a walk up Coilessan Glen along the route of the Cowal Way. I am not a fussy person with regard to getting my feet wet (let’s hope not as I am going to climb Mont Blanc next year) but it was really almost impassible even wearing full on […]

Oct 5th, 2017

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Another Fox and Badger Shot

I thought our poor little fox had been driven off by the fact that all the nuts had been eaten by badgers by 9pm every evening at the moment – but last night he was back and had a close encounter with one of the badgers. Click the picture to see the video The badger […]

Oct 2nd, 2017

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The prey of the Schrodi

For some reason Schrodi has always ‘liked’ toilet rolls. This one below was always my favourite as he has a sort of “and yes so what?” expression on his face. Today I went into the guest bathroom and noticed that he had found another instance of the toilet roll prey.

Sep 28th, 2017

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Hedgehog Family

Here are some rolls I made for the weekend in the shape of hedgehogs. They are filled with cheese, onion and bacon. Actually hedgehogs are one form of wildlife we don’t have here as they are not compatible with badgers which are the only creatures that can kill and eat them. We used to have […]

Sep 26th, 2017

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A Major Effort

R and I have decided to have a go at climbing Mont Blanc next year. This is the highest mountain in Europe at 4808m – so no minor challenge. As a preparation for it – we are going to climb Mount Tiede in Tenerife in January – this is a mere 3718m. I actually thought […]

Sep 25th, 2017

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Cat and Turtle

R bought the cats a little turtle toy which we stuffed with catnip today. Unfortunately they don’t seem that interested so it can’t be the really good stuff. This is Schrodi on the bed with the turtle.

Sep 19th, 2017

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Some interesting weather

First thing this morning, Beinn Bheula was absolutely clear of cloud. Two hours later you couldn’t even see the mountain at all. In fact, you could hardly see the houses at the edge of the village. Half an hour later and Bheula is back again. R and I call this type of weather “Goily” which […]

Sep 18th, 2017

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Another picture of our Sparrowhawk

I thought the sparrowhawk had moved on out of our garden – but it is obviously still around as we got a very nice shot of it in the webcam. It’s the most beautiful bird – although of course it is entirely inimical to all our chaffinches and tits. Having said that – we have […]

Sep 17th, 2017

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Flaky Pastry

I had a go at making some home made flaky pastry which turned out pretty well. Actually the GBBO has been very inspirational for me as I never used to make this stuff before. The picture shows my sausage rolls with the home made pastry.

Sep 17th, 2017

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Beinn Donich

We went up Beinn Donich again today. Broadly this year has been a rotten year for climbing and we haven’t managed to get many new mountains done, but today was an exception. It was just the right temperature and very sunny too. Here are some of the photos…. While we were walking down the hill […]