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Nov 23rd, 2015

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The joy of Chickpeas

500g of dried chick peas is £1 in ADSA (in fact you can get 2kg for £2.50 but let’s not run before we can walk). The other night I was thinking of what to make for a special meal for myself (there is something very sad about that, but if I left it to R […]

Nov 16th, 2015

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Imported Lurgy strikes

R and I knew it was bad news when a woman on the plane next to us on the way back from Finland was constantly sneezing. True to form, we have both come down with awful colds. I actually thought I might get away with it, but two days after R succumbed, I got it […]

Nov 13th, 2015

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Snow Today

Hard to believe it, but after the mild weather over the last few weeks, today the winter has finally arrived. Beinn Bheula in the photo is white with snow.

Nov 12th, 2015

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No post in the last week as have been on holiday in Finland. I greatly enjoyed myself, although I must say that November is probably not the best time to visit, as all the summer activities have finished up, and none of the winter ones started. There is something to be said for doing all […]

Nov 2nd, 2015

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Badger and suet slab

I bought a ‘Freddy’s fruity suet treat’ for the little birds the other day. They didn’t show much appreciation for it during the first day of it being out, and they didn’t get a chance to revisit it on the next day, because it was removed by an appreciative badger during the night. If you […]

Oct 30th, 2015

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Nightmare for Cats

My Mum sent me a cutting of a good article about two abandoned pine marten kittens which were rescued and returned to the wild. What caught my eye was that one of them was apprehended having entered a house through the cat flap, eaten the cat’s food and then settled down for a nap in […]

Oct 25th, 2015

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Back to normal

The weather over the last few weeks has been so sensational that it has been hard to believe that it isn’t always crisp and clear in Argyll in autumn. But the most recent days have reminded me that October in Lochgoilhead tends to be a soggy affair, with the skies leaden, and the clouds rarely […]

Oct 22nd, 2015

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Goodbye my love, Goodbye….

About five years ago I left corporate life behind, and with it my two mobile devices (one iPhone 4, one Blackberry Bold). After a very brief and very unsuccessful attempt with an early Android phone, I acquired my first Windows Phone (a Lumia 800 on WP7), and I have been on the platform ever since. […]

Oct 20th, 2015

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I went for a walk on my own this afternoon as R was tied up at work. Got quite a number of brambles, and also saw a rather nice rainbow over the village.

Oct 15th, 2015

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Emergency Soup

We have been so busy it has been a real challenge to spare an evening to go to Dumbarton to shop of late. This was sort of ok because we had lots of food in the freezer which we were slowly working our way through – but we normally have soup for our lunch and […]