Monthly Archives: May 2009

Encampment

Yesterday reminded me so much of holidays in Luskentyre during the long summer days on the Island of Harris. Those were the days of terry towelling nappies and small children. Washing clothes out in a bucket of cold water under … Continue reading

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Only in Argyll

Yes – Argyll is one of the few places where the temperature goes from 10.5 to 22.5 overnight. Never mind, the sunshine is supposed to last for a few days. Lots more barbecues I guess. The cat and dog like … Continue reading

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The deer the deer

There is a little dog called Misty who patrols the garden regularly protecting the plants from the ravages of the deer. So why is one of the baby apple trees being eaten? Yes – it is the deer. But poor … Continue reading

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Nematodes

I have been investigating the world of nematodes for the control of slugs. As far as I can ascertain, they are tiny organisms that attack slugs underground and “do them in.”¬† So far so good – but they have to … Continue reading

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Church of Scotland and sexuality

Two articles in today’s Times – (also available in Times online here and here) – summarise the position the Church of Scotland finds itself in. It is complicated enough for members of the CofS to understand the complexities of the … Continue reading

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The things that make a diary

This week, thanks to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland I have learned about twitter. Or rather, I have started to learn what all the fuss is about. It is supposed to be a short pithy message about … Continue reading

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A yearly miracle

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Bank Holiday Monday

The concept of a holiday when one is retired still gives the greatest pleasure. An excuse (as if one is needed) to do very little.

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Ospreys

This live webcam of the Ospreys at Dunkeld makes relaxing viewing. Much needed as an antidote to too much watching the webcam from the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. However, I have to admit that the technology of … Continue reading

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Blossom

Standing under  tree in blossom is soothing for the soul.

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