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Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 20:08

We were lucky to have some visiting at the cottage we rented on holiday in 2015 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 19:48

They had a dreadful time in the flooding,T'bird. It's a really beautiful place - been there many times. The river was right up to the bridge in Ballater, at the eastern end. The little caravan site on the banks down below it was completely destroyed. 

You'll have driven on the new bit of road  too. They had to quickly create it as it disappeared completely into the river, and the bridges were all down.  There isn't anywhere to divert traffic, other than through the estate, which wouldn't have been feasible long term. Abergeldie Castle survived (  just past Balmoral Castle and Crathie etc ) although it was touch and go whether it would be swept away along the Dee   

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 19:22

Gorgeous BL  

Hoping mine get a move on soon. 

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 19:14

Liri - I'm almost ashamed to admit,  I've never seen Holy Grail    

I love those Pele towers too. They knew how to build a fort in those days! 

I wonder if it's visible from Beinn Sgulaird, which sits to the east of it, all on it's own. The hills in between aren't very high so it's a possibility.  I no longer have photos ( deleted as they contain the ex )  but I'm sure I've climbed it. I'll just have to go back on a good day and get more to see if I can see it   

It might be clearly visible from further up Loch Linnhe too. There's a duo of Munros on the west side of the loch that I have my  eye on for a longer outing in spring or summer. I'll have to arrange clear blue skies to give me a good chance of a photo  

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 18:28

I love that BL  

A small fairy sized portion perhaps Dove. Thank ye kindly....

Hope he turns up...

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 18:15

You're absolutely right Hosta - it's an obscenity. Like small change down the back of the settee for most ordinary people. No deterrent whatsoever, but without a change in the laws regarding fines....

Got any cauliflower cheese spare Dove? Pretty please   

I'd far rather have that than a stir fry, if I'm honest! I rarely make it as the girls don't eat it. Hopeless mares  

Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 17:35

It doesn't look that impressive from the outside Liri - it's small - but google it and take a look at the interior. It's been beautifully restored. The owner's daughter did the interior. 

The faded grandeur of Italy is hard to beat Peter. Although, in Scotland,  I think we give them a real run for their money when it comes to stately homes and Baronial mansions....

Bird feeders

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 17:29

I use one of those little plastic scrubby brushes with a handle  you can use for doing dishes. They work quite well. I soak them for awhile, then use some hot soapy water with a bit of disinfectant afterwards.

I hasten to add that I don't use the brush that we also use for the dishes..... 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 17:25

Glad you're having a good time T'bird. Braemar is where I should have been last weekend.  Have you visited Ballater and on round to Loch Muick and the Lochnagar hills? You can get good walks round the loch if you don't want to go higher. All beautifully maintained of course, as they belong to Liz.... 

Glad you're getting back to your tennis Dove. That's been a while you've been away from it  

My snowdrops are still very shy. The ones near work, on the verges and in the garden at the foot of the road, are all in full bloom. Higher up than me and only ten minutes away, but can't see any real reason for mine being slower.  Only showing a couple of inches out the ground, although they do have little white buds full of promise. I think I might replace my little potted Irises with some, Obelixx. They're  past their best I reckon and snowdrops are beautiful, as you say  

I'm not spoiling my good mood thinking about a***hole footballers. Especially ones who drink drive. They aren't worth wasting emotion on. Until the powers that be do something more appropriate to deal with them  (and anyone else who does it) it will simply never change. 

Chicken stir fry for tea I think. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 08:10

or maybe not...

someone will sort it - I have to go....

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