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Mar 7th, 2015

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Cormonachan Waterfalls

Well this morning in true Loch Goil style it was pouring with rain as it has been for the last few days. R and I walked out as far as the loch in the early morning, but the sky was so dull and grey, and the rain so heavy and unrelenting, that unusually for us, […]

Mar 4th, 2015

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A new bed….

R saw something he couldn’t resist on the Internet the other day and bought it for the boys… It is a cat bed with a built in ‘electric blanket’. I was a bit dubious because a lot of the time when you buy them something expensive they won’t touch it, but Schrodi found it almost […]

Mar 4th, 2015

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Badger in the Snow

It’s been a while since I put a wildlife video up – so here is one from last night. We had heavy snow yesterday (it was off and on nearly all day) – in total we must have had nearly 10cm. That may not sound much, but I can assure you that by the time […]

Mar 3rd, 2015

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Lochgoilhead in the Snow

Although I am kind of hoping that spring will arrive properly shortly, the village and surrounds are certainly looking very pretty in the snow.

Mar 2nd, 2015

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In which I am wrong

Yesterday I added a comment to the ‘SeasonWatch’ section of this site to the effect that spring was a long way behind where it was this time last year. I based this on the fact that in early March 2014 the narcissi were out under the apple trees in the garden, whereas this year they […]

Mar 1st, 2015

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Food Processing

We went to Costco in Glasgow yesterday and bought (amongst other things) loads of nice fresh vegetables, fruit and fish. One of the few gripes we have with living in Lochgoilhead is that because it is well over an hour to the nearest supermarket we find it hard to keep stocked up with fresh food. […]

Feb 27th, 2015

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Lonely walk today

R has been in Dundee giving a presentation at a conference so I have been all on my own (apart from the cats of course). Today I went for a walk in splendid solitude and (no insult to R) but it was actually quite nice. I was under no pressure of time so I walked […]

Feb 25th, 2015

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I was doing some gardening the day before yesterday and accidentally left the wheelbarrow outside. The picture illustrates how much rain we can get in Argyll in two days.

Feb 22nd, 2015

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Back to Winter

R and I went to Fort William today. We looked at the forecasts this morning; R uses the BBC and I use the MSN weather app on my phone. They both have their good days and their bad ones, though in common with all weather forecasts they seem to get things wrong with monotonous regularity. […]

Feb 21st, 2015

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A ‘Goily’ Day

When the weather here is very changeable (i.e. usually) we call it a ‘Goily’ day. We generally see it when the wind is from the West and is blowing the Atlantic weather fronts straight over the mountains and the loch towards us. The old lady we bought the house from said that she called Beinn […]