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May 9th, 2016

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Summer arrives

I’ve not said so much about walking over the last couple of weeks. ¬†Reason for this is that in a burst of middle aged enthusiasm I signed up for the Edinburgh Half-Marathon. ¬†All went well for the first couple of weeks training, and then I was running back from Coran in a pair of barefoot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jun 3rd, 2014

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A Midge too far….

Well, I haven’t mentioned it up to now – but as well as its surpassing natural beauty, the Highlands of Scotland are famous for another piece of wildlife which no one is fond of – the infamous midge. I guess we knew that when we came to Lochgoilhead we were going to encounter it – […]