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Nov 3rd, 2019

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Halloween

We had a little Halloween celebration at our place. I was an evil nun, N was Vlad the Impaler, J was a witch, and R was the little man who does the reaping. We each did our guising piece although I must admit that mine was written by Tora. Thrice the vole and mouse have […]

Oct 26th, 2019

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Snow on the mountains today

Yesterday there was the first sprinkling of snow on Beinn Bheula. It was too foggy to see the other summits. Today is pretty clear and there is a substantial amount of snow on Bheula, Donich and Cnoc Coinnich. This is actually atypically early as we don’t normally get it before the second week in November. […]

Oct 23rd, 2019

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Total utter idiots

Well I said that I would do some rants….. These utter idiots of MPs need to be dismissed before the country is completely destroyed. I will particularly nominate Jeremy Corbyn for immediate sacking, but I will include every one of the SNP MPs as well. I am not a fan of Conservative social policies but […]

Oct 22nd, 2019

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Tora on his new Pad

Poor R has been a constant mobile heat pad for Tora of late, as the heat pads my Mum bought for the cats a couple of years ago stopped working. So in an attempt to have his legs to himself for a while – R bought a couple of new ones – one for the […]

Oct 18th, 2019

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Poor wee Foxie

Someone killed our poor wee fox that has been visiting the feeding area for nuts all summer and dumped its little body by the side of the hydro road. People walk down that road with their children and it would be a horrible sight for a child to see. Someone told me that last year […]

Oct 15th, 2019

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The deeds of Toraneku

You may remember the “Deeds of Schrodel” post which must have been ten years ago now. This was Schrodi’s (now unfortunately passed on) attempts at getting me out of bed one morning. Well Tora had a good go at revisiting this the other day. Times are approximate 4am and round about – Scratching at the […]

Oct 15th, 2019

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In which R scares me silly

I wasn’t feeling very well on Sunday so I sat in my office and had a bit of a TV watching fest. Part of it was “American Horror Story” with the freak show episodes involving the murdorous clown wearing a mask. I was telling R about this from just round the door to his office, […]

Oct 8th, 2019

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Getting a bit tired of this country

I’ve had some very bad experiences of this country over the last few days. Firstly, and most importantly it is clear to me that living in the Highlands we are third class citizens of UK. I lost my passport and now have had to wait in for three days for my new one to be […]

Oct 4th, 2019

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Seagull

We have acquired a seagull which has been coming down to the feeding area of late. A few years ago when I was on holiday in Shetland, I made friends with a seagull which very quickly became quite tame and used to come down to us and take digestive biscuits (it didn’t like Ryvitas though). […]

Oct 4th, 2019

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Lawn

It is just as well we are not very concerned about having a bowling green smooth lawn, as over the last week or so, creatures unknown have started digging it up at the front of the house near the pool. The badgers used to do this when we first moved in – but since we […]