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Sep 9th, 2014

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Can you bake a Pie?

I made a fancy French ‘Tarte aux Pommes’ tonight to use up some of the apples from our trees on something a bit memorable. It was (or is – we haven’t finished it yet) a sweet pastry case (make it like shortcrust pastry only with a bit more butter to flour than usual (8oz flour, […]

Sep 4th, 2014

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The Birds are back in town

During the course of the summer we haven’t seen that many birds… Well we have seen them around of course – but not in the numbers there were in the winter and spring, and often we could leave the feeder all day with little activity. Now all of a sudden they are back in force […]

Aug 31st, 2014

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Another Glorious Day around Lochgoilhead

R and I took another walk out to Coran Lochan at the end of our peninsular today. We hadn’t actually been out there for several months and it was interesting to see how it looks in late summer. It was a bit grey when we left first thing this morning, but after about 20 minutes […]

Aug 30th, 2014

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The Jay Team

We have had a mystery on the Donich this week. Three days in a row, the bottom was off one of our bird feeders and all the nuts (over half kg) gone out of it. The bottom disk attaches with a butterfly screw – and I attach it reasonably tightly. At first I thought it […]

Aug 28th, 2014

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From Hero to Zero

We’ve had some fabulous weather this summer and I’ve posted some beautiful pictures of Lochgoilhead and the Donich. Before everyone decides to move here – I thought I’d show what it can look like at times (quite regularly in fact). This was the view from our house on a thoroughly miserable August day when it […]

Aug 27th, 2014

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Different View today

I captured a different view from my normal ones in a photo today which I think was pretty nice. This was from the Lochgoilhead bank of the Donich looking up towards the hills (inc. Benn Donich). Two minutes walk from our house. Very pretty in such nice weather.

Aug 26th, 2014

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Nice Meal

I couldn’t resist making this one for my friends at the weekend – so that if they asked me what was for dinner I could say ‘Egg and Chips with a slice’. So for the ‘Egg’ component – I fried two medium onions and two large peppers (any colour) until soft and towards the end […]

Aug 24th, 2014

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Donich Challenge

R was nominated by one of his ‘friends’ to do the ice bucket challenge. He very completed this in the Donich this morning and I would have liked to have linked the video here. However he has threatened me with dire consequences if I post it on line – so I will have to content […]

Aug 23rd, 2014

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Marten and the Birds

We got another really good look at our Marten yesterday. Again it was R who just happened to glance out of the window mid afternoon and notice him perched on the bird table. We’ve actually noticed a load of extra bird activity in the last week or so after several months where they haven’t seemed […]

Aug 23rd, 2014

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I have to say – my squash harvest was not bountiful. Out of five large plants I ultimately got a handover of very small ones which rotted before they were ready to pick – and the solitary one pictured. To put things in perspective (literally) it is about 15cm long. I don’t know what I […]