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Jan 3rd, 2017

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Heron on the pond

I’ve been sitting looking at the weather today trying to decide whether to go for a walk or not (R is away at a conference). Every time it looks nice and I decide to go out, it suddenly deteriorates and is pouring with rain five minutes later. I eventually went out to walk round the […]

Jan 2nd, 2017

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Happy New Year

Just got back from my parents’ house where we had a very nice New Year (apart from the horrible hangover I had on the morning of Jan 1st after badly mixing my drinks on New Year’s Eve). It was bitterly cold driving back today, but there were spectacular views over Loch Ken and then the […]

Dec 28th, 2016

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The Naughtiness of Cats

When we got up this morning (unusually late for us as it is currently so dark in the mornings) there was no sign of Schrodi. Our estimate was that he had been out since about 5am – which was at least four hours and very unusual in the middle of winter. So we went out […]

Dec 27th, 2016

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A Mexican Fiesta

Once again my brother N surpassed himself on Christmas Eve. Last year he made a tapas feast – this year he had a Mexican theme. We were met with tequila and then donned our sombreros. I have been strictly forbidden to put any pictures of us in the sombreros on the Internet – so here […]

Dec 20th, 2016

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Advent 20th Dec – Heiland Coos

The “Hieland Coos” are a favourite of mine. Many mornings when we walk round our usual circuit they are out in the field, and often on the path. They are very placid and will let you walk within a foot of them without budging. I often think that if you didn’t know this it would […]

Dec 19th, 2016

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Advent 19th Dec – Christmas Cactus

This must be the first year that my Christmas cactus has looked likely to have flowers on it for the big day. Last year it wasn’t anything like ready even by the end of January and didn’t end up properly coming into flower until February. Looking promising for this year!

Dec 17th, 2016

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Advent Dec 17th – Cat in a Box

A few years ago I bought my mum a reproduction of the famous Egyptian cat for Christmas. No sooner had we taken it out of the box than Schrodi colonized it. He didn’t quite fit into the moulded polystyrene shape but he did his best.