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Sep 27th, 2015

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Goodbye to a friend

One of my Mum’s friends who was also her next door neighbour just died quite suddenly. R and I had known her for many years and she always really liked this blog. So I put a few photos of Mossdale where she lived up here just to remember her happy times there. She will be […]

Feb 15th, 2015

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Time Machine

I took this photo of the street outside my parents’ house in Mossdale, Galloway and then edited it ( the poor man’s Photoshop) to remove the cars and the TV aerials. Then to make it look more real I turned it black and white. So one is Mossdale in 2015 and the other one is […]

Feb 9th, 2015

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Paws the cat

While we were away I am afraid both R and I were unfaithful to Tora and Schrodi by petting another cat. This was ‘Paws’ who lives in Mossdale Post Office. He is a polydactyl cat – which means he lives up to his name as both his front paws have two extra toes, making his […]

Feb 8th, 2015

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Lovely Weekend

We visited my parents this weekend. As I think I mentioned before they live near Loch Ken in Galloway which is another really beautiful part of the country. It was particularly lovely this weekend because the weather was superb the whole time: bitterly cold but clear and sunny. In fact they have had more snow […]

Jul 25th, 2014

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Some Friends

The picture is of ‘the ladies’ I had the fun of feeding last week…. I have to keep telling myself that chickens are not compatible with the other wildlife or I would have 12 of my own before you could say ‘Eggs Benedict’….

Jul 22nd, 2014

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Thank you

Well we are back home having had a nice time. It seems ages since we were in Mossdale and actually had good weather. As usual my Mum and Dad did us proud and we are a bit fatter than we were when we arrived after all the good cooking. My highlight was feeding the next […]

Jul 20th, 2014

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Down South

Well not proper south – south Scotland. My parents live in Dumfries and Galloway near Castle Douglas. It is a beautiful and unspoilt part of the world; not as ‘drop dead in your face gorgeous’ as the Highlands, but lovely rolling countryside with deserted lochs and low forested hills. In fact it always reminds me […]