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Jun 21st, 2015

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Where have all the flowers gone?

Looking out from my new office window (faces towards the front of the house, Lochgoilhead and Beinn Beulah whereas my old office faced to the rear and Beinn Donich), I saw a beautiful roe deer and her fawn. They munched some long grass (I desperately need to do some strimming but the midgies are awful […]

Jun 19th, 2015

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It’s the HOG!

This is the video I took of the Harley Owners’ Group rally going past the end of our road. I remember looking out for it last year (we never saw it because we there at the long time) and being eaten alive by midgies. There were virtually none this year…

Jun 18th, 2015

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New Offices

As I have said a couple of times before, R and I have been having our rather dismal (aren’t all garages dismal) double garage converted into offices. He has the rear one (with a new en-suite), and I have the front with French windows. It’s been a huge amount of disruption over the last couple […]

Jun 16th, 2015

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Wonderful things….

My friend J was over here on Saturday night. Just when he was leaving he produced a fantastic surprise. J comes from Norfolk, and his late father was a fieldsman. Norfolk is actually the number one place in the UK for archaeological discoveries per square mile, and J has inherited a lot of things his […]

Jun 12th, 2015

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Summer visitors

This morning we saw our first gannet of the year on Loch Goil. They seem to be occasional summer visitors here (not like Shetland where you see them by the thousand). I’ve always thought they were very beautiful birds with their yellow throats and graceful black tipped wings. Another set of summer visitors is the […]

Jun 10th, 2015

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Dawn to Dusk

This morning R and I went on our usual walk. The weather is still wonderful – even better today than yesterday. On the way back we walked out to the end of the jetty and took some close ups of the boats. In fact, it was so nice today that we repeated our walk this […]

Jun 9th, 2015

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Cats in the woods

As I said the other day, we have builders in at the moment, and this afternoon with the work being quite noisy and the weather beautiful, I thought I would walk right down to the back of our property (about quarter of a mile) and sit by the Donich with a book. Just as I […]

Jun 8th, 2015

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What a fantastic morning….

Well the promised good weather seems to have arrived today. R and I walked out along the Inverlounin road very early this morning and took a few pictures of the loch. It was cool but sunny, with the loch calm and still (no substantial number of midgies yet). We took a few photos just to […]

Jun 7th, 2015

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Better late than…

Haven’t posted in a while as basically haven’t had a lot to report. R and I have been having our garage converted into offices and we have had builders here every day, plus it has rained more or less constantly. I have never seen weather like this in June in my life – it has […]

Jun 2nd, 2015

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Big Surface, Little Surface

As anyone who reads this knows, I am a bit of a geek and also a bit of a Microsoft Fangirl. I’ve actually had (at one time – I don’t still have all of them) every Surface in the range apart from the Surface 2. So I started with the original RT which was too […]