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Dec 10th, 2014

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More storms…

More storms. Right now it is hail accompanied by thunder and lightning. The ground outside looks snowy in the picture – but it is in fact a layer of hail so thick that it is lying on the ground in drifts. R and I braved walking down to the front at high tide to see […]

Dec 9th, 2014

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Storm today

Don’t think I have seen rain like today in a very long time (if ever). Not the snow that MSN has been forecasting for ‘tomorrow’ every day for the last week – just high winds and absolutely torrential downpours. Luckily I got our shopping in in Dunoon this morning because this is classic weather for […]

Dec 1st, 2014

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Advent Calendar

I made a Lochgoilhead Advent calendar in PowerPoint. Free to download for any one interested….. Click here to download – advent

Nov 28th, 2014

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Deer me….

Over the last few days we have had some new visitors – a female roe deer and her nearly grown fawn. We’ve had red deer in the garden many times, but I think these are our first roes, and they are very beautiful. Yesterday afternoon they were grazing on the back lawn (they seem to […]

Nov 26th, 2014

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Setting sun

There were some amazing views out over the mountains as the sun went down this afternoon. I can’t make my mind up which season this area looks best in – every one of them is beautiful in its own way. Before we moved here, R and I discussed whether it would be possible to get […]

Nov 26th, 2014

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Christmas is coming

Christmas seems to have crept up on us a bit this year – probably because work has been so busy. I’ve now managed to get most of my presents, though as usual I am struggling with getting something for R. He denies he is a difficult person to buy for – but the trouble with […]

Nov 24th, 2014

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Nice Walk around the Donich Circular this morning

R and I get up early and always try to get a walk in before we start work. Today we went round the Donich Circular to look at the waterfalls – it is a great walk but perhaps a bit energetic for early in the morning as it is very steep. Today we went up […]

Nov 23rd, 2014

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Come rain, come shine

We really do have the most erratic weather here. Yesterday the weather forecast was saying it would be quite nice today, so R and I planned on a long walk. We got up early this morning and it was cloudy but not raining. While we were having our coffee it started raining hard and the […]

Nov 19th, 2014

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Vet Time

We’d been a bit worried about Tora and Schrodi not having had their vaccinations or checkups since last August, with the problem being that the nearest vets to Lochgoilhead are either Helensburgh or Dunoon. R and J will both tell you that the cats do not like long car journeys (well let’s face it, they […]

Nov 17th, 2014

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The Deeds of Schrodel

While I was thinking about the cats tonight, I suddenly remembered something amusing I wrote several years ago while I was still a corporate drone who dreaded every day at work. One day I really really didn’t feel like getting up, but Schrodi persuaded me – this was how. You can tell from the description […]