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Jun 16th, 2015

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Wonderful things….

My friend J was over here on Saturday night. Just when he was leaving he produced a fantastic surprise. J comes from Norfolk, and his late father was a fieldsman. Norfolk is actually the number one place in the UK for archaeological discoveries per square mile, and J has inherited a lot of things his […]

Jun 12th, 2015

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Summer visitors

This morning we saw our first gannet of the year on Loch Goil. They seem to be occasional summer visitors here (not like Shetland where you see them by the thousand). I’ve always thought they were very beautiful birds with their yellow throats and graceful black tipped wings. Another set of summer visitors is the […]

Jun 10th, 2015

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Dawn to Dusk

This morning R and I went on our usual walk. The weather is still wonderful – even better today than yesterday. On the way back we walked out to the end of the jetty and took some close ups of the boats. In fact, it was so nice today that we repeated our walk this […]

Jun 9th, 2015

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Cats in the woods

As I said the other day, we have builders in at the moment, and this afternoon with the work being quite noisy and the weather beautiful, I thought I would walk right down to the back of our property (about quarter of a mile) and sit by the Donich with a book. Just as I […]

Jun 8th, 2015

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What a fantastic morning….

Well the promised good weather seems to have arrived today. R and I walked out along the Inverlounin road very early this morning and took a few pictures of the loch. It was cool but sunny, with the loch calm and still (no substantial number of midgies yet). We took a few photos just to […]

Jun 7th, 2015

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Better late than…

Haven’t posted in a while as basically haven’t had a lot to report. R and I have been having our garage converted into offices and we have had builders here every day, plus it has rained more or less constantly. I have never seen weather like this in June in my life – it has […]

Jun 2nd, 2015

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Big Surface, Little Surface

As anyone who reads this knows, I am a bit of a geek and also a bit of a Microsoft Fangirl. I’ve actually had (at one time – I don’t still have all of them) every Surface in the range apart from the Surface 2. So I started with the original RT which was too […]

May 27th, 2015

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Squirrel proof bird pole

Some time ago my Mum bought me a bird pole for a present. I’ve put it just outside the kitchen window and it has been a constant source of interest ever since. We’ve had a wider of variety of birds since we had it – we’ve started to have regular visits from siskins and occasional […]

May 25th, 2015

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Waiting for our visitors

We put our Midge Magnet machines out at the weekend and I noticed yesterday that they were starting to catch a few visitors. It is quite depressing really because although still pretty cold (hasn’t been above 10 degrees today for example) everything is starting to look very lovely (cherry blossom, bluebells, fresh green leaves on […]

May 11th, 2015

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Another house with visitors

A number of people locally have commented on how lucky R and I are to have all the wildlife in the garden. I actually think that it is not so much that we are lucky – as that most people in Lochgoilhead don’t know about the wildlife they have themselves because they are not seeing […]