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May 4th, 2015

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Lochgoilhead Weather Page

A while ago R and I bought a Netatmo weather station. At the moment we have three modules – an indoors one (temperature, humidity, noise level, CO2), an outdoors one (Current temperature, max temperature in last day, min temperature in last day, humidity) and a rain gauge (rain in last hour, rain in last 24 […]

May 2nd, 2015

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Schrodi and the washing

There is something about cats and clean laundry. Yesterday I stripped the beds, washed the sheets and piled them on the bed ready to be ironed. I then went to have a break and a cup of coffee. Fifteen minutes later on my return Schrodi had found the pile of sheets and clothes and settled […]

Apr 28th, 2015

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Back to Winter

It needs to be seen to be believed, but on 28th April we are back to winter here in Lochgoilhead. On Sunday R and I had yet another go at Beinn Bheula only to give up before really getting on to the mountain proper because the weather had turned into a foul combination of rain, […]

Apr 24th, 2015

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Pine Marten and a dilemma

I was just getting ready to go out this morning when I glanced out of the kitchen window. There was a large pine marten sitting on the bird table eating peanuts. On the rare occasions I have seen him in the daytime before it has only been for a short time as the cats always […]

Apr 24th, 2015

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Cormonachan Woods Open Day

It was the open day at the Woodlands across the loch today, and in spite of warnings of rain today, in fact it turned out quite fine. I made a chocolate cake and some biscuits in the shape of red squirrels, both of which seemed to go down quite well. I took a few Surfaces […]

Apr 23rd, 2015

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Cuckoo Arrives on Loch Goil

My mum who lives near Dumfries reported that the cuckoo had arrived with her a few days ago. That is about one hundred miles south of us, so I was not surprised to hear them here today. All afternoon I was working in the garden with the cuckoo calling loudly in the background. I learned […]

Apr 19th, 2015

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Hard working Sunday

After my post yesterday about people putting their backs to the wheel, R and I had a busy day today as the time had come to deconstruct the huge greenhouse in the back garden. This is going to be erected on the Community Hub site and will hopefully be used to grow some food for […]

Apr 18th, 2015

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Community Hub Meeting (with cake)

R and I went to the village hall this morning for a meeting about the new Community Hub which is (hopefully) going to be put up on the old curling field near the bridge. This land was kindly donated for a community project – and looks as though it will be put to good use. […]

Apr 17th, 2015

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Two cats, one bed

Some time ago R bought the lads an electric heated bed. He only got one because we were not sure how well it would go down with them (I once bought them a very very expensive double-decker wicker bed which they wouldn’t touch), and once it was apparent that it was very popular, it hardly […]