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Mar 17th, 2016

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Beinn Lochain

Again the misty morning cleared to dazzling sunshine by lunchtime today, and I decided to fulfil a long desired wish and climb Beinn Lochain (the one to the right of Beinn Bheula as you look across the loch from the village). Beinn Lochain is a Graham at 703m but is moderately challenging because there is […]

Mar 16th, 2016

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Another day another walk

The fantastic weather continues… After being a bit overcast first thing, it had cleared up by 11am, and after an early lunch I set off to walk part of the peninsula loop. The full thing is Lochgoilhead -> Coran Lochan -> Artgartan -> Top of the Rest and be Thankful -> Lochgoilhead which is 23m. […]

Mar 15th, 2016

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Walk to Coran

It was another lovely day today, and as R was testing and I was reporting, I went for a walk down to Coran Lochan at the end of the peninsula on my own. What a gorgeous walk. Bright sunshine and about 12 degrees. It amazes me now that when we first came here we were […]

Mar 13th, 2016

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If I ruled the World…

Every day would be – well – like today, because I think I would call it the first day of spring proper in Lochgoilhead. I was reading somewhere that in Scotland the ‘real’ arrival of spring and summer are typically two to three weeks after the nominal ‘calendar’ start of the season. So 1st March […]

Mar 12th, 2016

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Frog on the Blog

When R opened the front door today ready to set off on our morning walk, we found we had an unexpected guest. He seemed quite fine, but I was concerned the cats might get him, so I carried him down to the pond. He sat up quite calmly on my hand and looked about him, […]

Mar 11th, 2016

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Two Walk Day

The weather yesterday was so lovely that I went for two walks (R only came for one of them). In the morning it was clear and bitterly cold – our pond was frozen over. We went on the upper path – there are no heiland coos there yet but I hope Billy and his harem […]

Mar 10th, 2016

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I often make homemade soup and bread for lunch (even though I have a sneaky feeling that R prefers M&S soup to at least some of my efforts). Lentil is one of R’s favourites and it should be everyone’s really as it is healthy, cheap and easy to make. In fact very healthy, very cheap […]

Mar 7th, 2016

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I don’t know what this flower is but they are just coming out growing through the stones on our patio – very pretty. Unfortunately I also notice that a holly bush we have in the garden has set out a lot of seedlings which are also sprouting on the patio. I’ll definitely have to get […]

Mar 6th, 2016

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Mothers’ Day

I got my Mum some flowers for Mothers’ Day – and also something quite different and nice which was an afternoon tea hamper, complete with a china cup and saucer. The wicker hamper wouldn’t last long with Tora about – he has completely destroyed the one we got for a Christmas present a few years […]

Mar 2nd, 2016

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Alpine Morning

I wouldn’t have believed it – but this morning the snow is back with alpine views over the mountains. R and I scared a heron off our pond this morning and there are plenty of signs of spring around the village, but the snow being back definitely shows us that winter has not departed for […]