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Sep 28th, 2014

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Home again, home again

Had a great holiday but nice to be back home. I’ve put the description of what we did day by day up on the site now – but a big thank you to V for the wildlife photos. They all look really great but Schrodi says his favourite is the one of the short tailed […]

Sep 20th, 2014

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Off on our travels…

R and I are off on holiday this week – hopefully with a bit more leisure than on our last trip away where our conference holiday in Cambridge seemed to turn into a lot more conference than holiday. This time we are going to the Aigas Field Centre near Inverness for a week. There will […]

Sep 17th, 2014

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Deep in the Forest…

Something is stirring…. Since yesterday I have been hearing some odd noises coming from the woods. At first I thought it was cows bellowing – but it suddenly occurred to me that this is starting to come in to the Red deer rutting season. I looked up what noises they make here – and […]

Sep 11th, 2014

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Late Evening Walk

Tonight R and I walked up the Donich Circular to the Waterfalls. It was a wonderful evening for it, clear and lovely. When we got up on to the hillside at the other side of the falls, the sun has just set and the sky was stippled with golden clouds, while the hills and loch […]

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 7th, 2014

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Another fantastic Walk

Today we did another fantastic walk – this one courtesy of R (whose idea it was). The weather is much much better for walking now than it was a month ago – as well as all the midgies being gone, it is also quite cool and crisp. I must say that I deliberately slackened off […]

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 […]