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Dec 14th, 2015

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2016 Calendar

I made a calendar with some nice pictures from the last year in it. Hoping that everyone reading this will enjoy it and Merry Christmas (definitely not Happy Holidays) to all. lochgoilcalendar2016

Nov 30th, 2015

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Clove Orange

I made my first clove orange when I was at school and I make a few of them at Christmas most years. I find the process of making them very therapeutic, and the smell they make through the house is incredibly evocative of the season. I’m going to make several and give them as stocking […]

Nov 30th, 2015

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Naughty or nice…

I’ve started buying my Christmas presents and they are being delivered here in dribs and dabs.. R nearly had an ‘amusing’ experience on Christmas day, as when a delivery arrived for me last week, it was approximately the size and shape I had been expecting for his main present. So (it being an awkward shape) […]

Nov 16th, 2015

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Imported Lurgy strikes

R and I knew it was bad news when a woman on the plane next to us on the way back from Finland was constantly sneezing. True to form, we have both come down with awful colds. I actually thought I might get away with it, but two days after R succumbed, I got it […]

Nov 2nd, 2015

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Badger and suet slab

I bought a ‘Freddy’s fruity suet treat’ for the little birds the other day. They didn’t show much appreciation for it during the first day of it being out, and they didn’t get a chance to revisit it on the next day, because it was removed by an appreciative badger during the night. If you […]

Oct 30th, 2015

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Nightmare for Cats

My Mum sent me a cutting of a good article about two abandoned pine marten kittens which were rescued and returned to the wild. What caught my eye was that one of them was apprehended having entered a house through the cat flap, eaten the cat’s food and then settled down for a nap in […]

Oct 25th, 2015

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Back to normal

The weather over the last few weeks has been so sensational that it has been hard to believe that it isn’t always crisp and clear in Argyll in autumn. But the most recent days have reminded me that October in Lochgoilhead tends to be a soggy affair, with the skies leaden, and the clouds rarely […]

Oct 20th, 2015

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I went for a walk on my own this afternoon as R was tied up at work. Got quite a number of brambles, and also saw a rather nice rainbow over the village.

Oct 11th, 2015

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A bold little visitor

I was just walking back to the kitchen with (another) batch of brambles this afternoon, when what should I see but the little fellow in the picture having a munch on the sunflower seeds under the bird feeder. He seemed quite fearless and let me take some close ups of him before he picked up […]