Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Family Pets

This is Chipper, our old dog (15), whom my mother wants me to call the stupid dog, he is the only one in the house at the moment but occasional house guests come to stay

The other permanent member of the household is Pirate. He has 3 legs as I had to remove one early in his life for medical reasons. He has only just forgiven me for that and that was 5 years ago

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Behind the family home

The other side of the Strathmore valley is the Sidlaw hills and the house is placed on the side of the valley (just in case you thougfht I was hiding a small city behind the house)

The snow hasn't been here yet but it might get here yet.
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Other pictures

The panorama is a little too dark and small so I thought I would put the individual pictures up once I had a chance to do a little work with picasa.

This is the Srathmore Valley which was formed by a glacier in the last ice age. The grampians are across the valley in the north.

My high school is just about to get covered in something nasty and cold across the other valley. Its about 12 miles away from where I am standing

This was at one time some of the best farmland in the UK. It possibly still is!
The grand house across the small valley is Kinnetles house. Glamis castle is hidden around a hill at the other end of the Panorama from this house.
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Home view

This is the view from my parents place. Pity its not a sunny day at the moment as it looks nuch better but snow is coming. I might be stuck here

If not I am going home to Edinburgh tomorrow and in a private tradition I will be having a pint in Utopia in easter road, Feel free to join me from about ohhh 7pm tomorrow. I'll let you know if I can't make it honest.
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Monday, January 22, 2007


So I managed to get home after a bad flight. Diverted by Helsinki for medical emergency. Food spilled on me twice, one missed flight and my baggage someplace unknown.

I needed to sleep badly last night!

Normal service resumed as soon as possible. Pictures of home as soon as the required hardware arrives at the door.