Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Friday, 24 December 2010

Still in the grip

Temperatures are still well below freezing here with minimums ranging from -15C to -10C over the last 4 nights. Snow still lies in the garden, but iron hard now. With bright blue skies and an Alpine calm, it is breathtakingly beautiful.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Merry Christmas to all Followers

Thanks for your company during 2010.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


The Scots Language Centre have posted a webcast of Lynne reading her 2004 translation into Scots of Beatrix Potter's, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit'  - The Tale O Peter Kinnen. The reading is taken from the CD recorded by Lynne shortly after the book was published.

It is read quite slowly so those unfamiliar with Scots, but who have a copy of the original book, will be able to follow easily! It can be found here at Scots Language Centre, 4th tab on the picture. Click 'more'.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Dunmaglass update

Multi-millionairess Sigrid Rausing, who owns Coignafearn Estate in the Monadhliath mountains, is seeking a judicial review of Highland Regional Council's decision not to oppose the proposal for a 33 turbine wind farm on neighbouring Dunmaglass Estate. (see post 26 February this year). More than 1500 people and three community councils objected. (Source: Scottish Mountaineer)

The first hearing was scheduled for November although, as yet, I can't find any reports on the proceedings.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

World Cup Decision

I'm not a football fan, but my commiserations to any readers of this blog south of the border who are!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

It just won't stop

Two days ago and it hasn't really stopped snowing since!

The tracks continued to just beyond the bushes and skis might have been useful thereafter, although ours are narrow competition style (we've never skied competitively) so the benefit would have been marginal.

Anyway, we knew we had a driveway to clear so headed back just as the forecasted bitter east wind started to blow.

We cleared it again yesterday and I'm off to do likewise again. Almost 2ft of snow now in the garden.

If you read this Hugh, I hope you are surviving where you are!