Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Twin Sycamore

When William the Conqueror transformed the nation in 1066, a follow on from his success was for future French families to decide to settle in Scotland. One example is the Maitlands, ( known as the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale),who … Continue reading

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The Mole Rat

I noticed a series of mole hills on my walk today. We don’t get many signs of moles as they have to find land with plenty of worms in, so they help me identify where that land is. I usually … Continue reading

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Red-Legged Partridge

Our annual visitors, the Red-Legged Partridges came pecking by outside our window last week. They were pecking the grass seeds and we had a good close-up view from our low set windows with deep window sills. Any movement from us … Continue reading

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The Language of the Watershed

I was relaxing watching ‘The Lord of the Kings’ Trilogy this past week whilst wintry weather raged around our cottage. It seemed to me that Tolkien was using the landscape of Scotland to invent his mythological Hobbit landscape. I then … Continue reading

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