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Nov 17th, 2014

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Busy, busy, busy

I just had a comment that I had not done a post recently. R and I have been super busy and this last weekend we both had to work. I really hate doing this as come the Monday afterwards I keep feeling it is Friday and the weekend is still to come. Unfortunately, being busy […]

Nov 12th, 2014

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Got my last birthday present for this year

I’m not sure whether a lady should be displaying her underwear on a public blog – but R bought me another present which didn’t turn up until very late for my birthday. It was so cool and funny I can’t resist putting a photo of it up here. At least it is not me wearing […]

Nov 9th, 2014

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More Birthday Fun

I suppose I was quite lucky that my birthday was on a Tuesday this year because it meant that I got to have a second go at it on Saturday. N and R came over and we had a little bonfire night party with birthday fireworks supplied by N and materials for the fire supplied […]

Nov 3rd, 2014

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Snow this Morning

As a change from the rain – there was snow on Benn Beulah this morning. It looked very pretty in the winter sun. As we walked through this morning our resident heron took off from the pond – if he is the same one as last year he has grown quite a bit. I am […]

Oct 28th, 2014

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In which we are cut off….

For a time today, Lochgoilhead was completely cut off. First there was a major landslide on A83 at the Rest and be Thankful. Then the A82 got blocked too, and finally the road to Dunoon flooded. So for a while – the only way out would have been by boat. We are feeling quite smug […]

Oct 27th, 2014

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Rain, rain, rain…..

It has now rained without fail every day for the last week. Yesterday was particularly wet – it more or less poured down for the whole day. I’m reminded of the fact that this time last year it started raining two days after we moved in, and basically didn’t stop until March. I’m really hoping […]

Oct 25th, 2014

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Home Produce Group

R and I went to the village hall today to participate in a new group which is starting up to collaborate on growing vegetables and fruit around the village. The idea is to share tips about what works locally and what doesn’t, and also potentially to share labour and the fruits of that labour. Unfortunately […]

Oct 23rd, 2014

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A year in Argyll

Today was worthy of two blog entries because R and I have been in Lochgoilhead a year today. What an eventful year it has been as well – I feel as though we have been here much longer. So on the whole, most things have turned out better than we expected, but (as ever in […]

Oct 21st, 2014

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Hurricane Lochgoilhead

This afternoon we have been hit by the hurricane – I don’t remember it being this windy in the last twenty years – not even last year’s storms at their worst. Trying to work on a test this afternoon and we had three separate power cuts – luckily not at the point where it interrupted […]

Oct 3rd, 2014

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Vote for Bob

This is the RSPB’s campaign to get government to pay some attention to wildlife and eco issues. I’ve voted for him and hope everyone who reads this will go to and cast their vote so that the score will be at over 100000 before he goes to Westminster with the petition on 15th October. […]