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Mar 7th, 2017

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Rolls in an hour

This idea was a combination of my own, and something I saw on the Bake Off.  Normally it takes at least two hours to make yeasted bread from scratch – so if you are a bit disorganised like me – sometimes you may forget and end up having to make soda bread at the last […]

Feb 24th, 2017

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Spring is sprung?

I can’t make up my mind whether spring is here or not. Thick snow all over the mountains from about 200m today and going up the path to Beinn Donich the snow was so thick on the path that I wished I had put my new crampons on because it was seriously slippy.   But down […]

Feb 22nd, 2017

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Two badgers…. Mating?

R noticed a bit of a kerfuffle going on outside his office last night.  When we checked the webcam we saw two badgers having a bit of a tussle (click the picture to see the video).  Not sure if they were mating, or whether they didn’t like each other (I think the former as I […]

Jan 27th, 2017

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Nice walk today – but is spring on its way?

It was bitterly cold but sunny today, and as I wasn’t testing, I took myself off for a walk on my own. I went up round the back of Drimsynie and up on to the circular walk, then at the top of the hill, crossed to the higher path. This winds through the hills with […]

Dec 7th, 2016

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A Change in the Weather

R has been waiting for his new (and expensive) “Mavic” drone to turn up for months now. Unfortunately it can’t be flown in the rain, and I did point out to him that when it finally turned up this would inevitably herald a change in the weather from beautifully cold and clear, to typical Argyll […]

Nov 29th, 2016

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Fox meets Cat

I’d been a bit bothered as to what would happen if our new visitor fox met the cats. Last night I found out from the webcam.. I’d put a bit of leftover roast pork out for the creatures, and just after 5am the fox found it. It was just starting to munch on it when […]

Nov 18th, 2016

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Snow’s Back

Quite snowy when we got up this morning and it is now coming over the mountains in waves, with Beinn Bheula alternately looking alp-like and disappearing behind the clouds.  Looking at the traffic Scotland live traffic cams there is two or three inches of snow at the Rest but the A83 is clear.  Just as […]

Nov 10th, 2016

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Winter Wonderland

The weather suddenly turned very cold this week, and unusually for November, we had quite a bit of snow.  This would of course be the week R is away in Glasgow, and he ended up having to stay overnight, because he was concerned he won’t get back over the Rest the following morning. This was […]

Oct 23rd, 2016

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Loch Sloy

MWIS (the mountain weather service) had today down as clear and cold with an 80% chance of clear Munro tops…  On that basis we set out to climb Ben Vane.  R and I have hypothesised in the past that at the end of each calendar year we could make MWIS a donation of £5 for […]