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Aug 4th, 2014

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Lovely Night

It is past beautiful here tonight. R and I just walked down to the loch and back and it is really quite a sight to be seen. Only trouble is that I thought our ‘friends’ the midges had left us for this year, but this evening they are back to some extent, though nothing like […]

Aug 2nd, 2014

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Value Food – Houmous Recipe

The other night I made a monster veg curry – potato, cauliflower and chickpea. As well as it making a (very) large meal for four people, I froze about enough to feed the 5000… And after that about half the packet of dried chickpeas (cost c.99p) was left over. So the next day I cooked […]

Aug 2nd, 2014

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Improved view

The view from our house is absolutely lovely don’t get me wrong. The very first time R and I looked at the house I said that it was 97% perfect and the missing 3% was that there is a row of houses about 500m between us and the mountains which slightly impacts our view. His […]

Jul 31st, 2014

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Who’d have cats….

As I’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, we have two snow Bengal cats – Schrodi (aka the good one) and Tora (aka the bad one). Schrodi is a typical ‘cute ball of fur’ type cat. He likes eating, sleeping (preferably on a knee) and is basically a little friend to all the world (this is an […]

Jul 26th, 2014

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Gala Day Today

It is Gala Day here in Lochgoilhead today – and with the insouciance of fate, the weather (which has been perfect all week) is not so great today. It is not cold by any manner of means, but it is a bit great and there are spots of rain. Let’s hope it manages to hold […]

Jul 17th, 2014

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Boats on the Loch

There’s lots of activities on the water and in the village as a whole at the moment. I was recently asked to be on the committee for the local paper (“The Wee Goil”) and on my way to the monthly meeting on Tuesday, I think I saw more people than in the whole of Jan […]

Jul 11th, 2014

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A little piece of Paradise

I’ve rarely if ever seen anything quite as beautiful as Lochgoilhead today. The weather was perfect and I walked out along the loch side to get some provisions for a surprise barbeque to share with R. The pictures speak for themselves, but the weather was perfect, the Loch was blue and dotted with little yachts. […]

Jul 6th, 2014

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We’re starting to get fruit through from the garden now. We’ve had loads of strawberries – both the big ones I have been growing in the polytunnel – and now a sizable crop of tiny sweet wild ones. Against all expectation we also have quite a few cherries (I thought the birds would get them […]

Jul 4th, 2014

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Lovely night – shame about the Midgies….

About 10pm we noticed what a truly fantastic sunset we were seeing. R and I both went outside with our cameras to see what photos we could get. It was super-lovely for about 30 seconds before we were attacked by a ravenous cloud of insects – I haven’t seen anything like it since we were […]

Jul 1st, 2014

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Home sweet Home

Well we are back and it is certainly nice to be here. The cats have missed us and Tora in particular won’t let me out of his sight for more than five minutes in case I go away again. It was interesting to see a few differences between here and Cambridge (apart from the obvious […]