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Oct 9th, 2016

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Beinn an Lochain

R and I climbed Beinn an Lochain (Hill of the small loch) today.  This is the one next to the Rest and be Thankful opposite Beinn Donich.  As Beinn Donich is our home hill and always has to be “number one climb” I will say that an Lochain is in close competition with Beinn Cruachan […]

Oct 8th, 2016

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A not too successful bake…

I had a go at making the ‘Citrus Meringue Pie’ signature challenge from Bake Off yesterday. The recipe I tried was Jane’s one for Lime and Coconut Meringue Pie and I can’t say that it was entirely successful. The recipe is here Recipe – and I followed it pretty exactly apart from not putting coconut flavouring […]

Oct 7th, 2016

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A Good Night for Wildlife

We’ve been missing seeing our resident badgers over the summer – they have been visiting – but for some reason only in the small hours of the morning. All of a sudden now autumn is here they are back at 9pm. R had the bright idea of moving our light pole into the kitchen – […]

Oct 6th, 2016

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Lovely Sunset

This was the view at sunset today on the way down the Donich Circular walk – quite spectacular. Later, sitting in my office there was a thin crescent moon visible out of the window and lots of bats flitting about – it would have been spooky if it weren’t so lovely.

Oct 4th, 2016

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Beinn Ime

We managed to do Beinn Ime (Butter Mountain) which is the highest of the Arrochar Alps (nearly 1100m) in tandem with its neighbour Beinn Narnain (a slightly smaller Munro) this weekend. Last time we tried this it was so horrible and claggy we gave up on the Beinn Ime section. But this time it was […]

Oct 3rd, 2016

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Another Fitbit Badge

They don’t come that often any more as my record steps in a day is 55000 (about 25 miles), and my record flights of stairs over 500. So the only awards I get now are the “lifetime” ones which are actually almost a year to the day since I got the Fitbit Charge – and […]

Oct 1st, 2016

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My go at the Bake Off Fougasse

I’ve been looking for some nice recipes to try from the bake off. From this week’s I was quite taken with the one from the technical challenge – the Fougasse. I made it for playing D&D with my friends this weekend – and it turned out really nice – better (dare I say) than most […]

Sep 26th, 2016

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Home again, home again

We had to get up at 6am to catch our flight. For some reason the priority boarding did not exist at this end, which was just as well as the first people out were decanted to wait for a bus by the side of the road in the baking heat. At least the flight left […]

Sep 15th, 2016

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Mouse on Mouse

I mentioned that Schrodi has suddenly developed a liking for bringing in field mice. Well unlike his usual short-tailed voles they are the proverbial bugger to catch (they almost seem to be able to teleport from one side of the room to another just when you think you have them cornered). The other day he […]

Sep 14th, 2016

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Two Squirrels one Feeder

The more innocent readers may not get the reference in the title (don’t worry about it Mum)….. Anyway – these two squirrels were very funny. We have a new peanut feeder that they have had a bit of difficulty getting used to but finally seemed to have mastered. It is a deal bigger than the […]