Sunday…Sunday

Woke up early fed the beasts and fowl as they say. Then checked e mails. Mel n Irene sent some photos of their visit to San Carlos Mexico.

Mel told me that he had gone deep sea fishing and that he caught a Marlin about 8 ft long and weighing 192 lbs. I said wow!! How did you know what it weighed if you never landed it…. He said   ” It had scales on the side ha ha ha ha ” funny man anyway I as a fisherman am jealous.

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Melvin thinking how he is going to put the worm on the Hook…
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……Strike…..
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HHhhhmmmm feels like a big un ! ! !
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There it is???? looks like Nessie to me ha ha h a
After the Catch I am surprised he has not got his arms outstretched it was tHiiiissss Big.... Well done Amigo
After the Catch I am surprised he has not got his arms outstretched it was tHiiiissss Big…. Well done Amigo

Meanwhile back in Banchory time for a walk wee the dugs ( not a Typo that’s how they say Dog in these parts)

A Pair of Navigators
A Pair of Navigators

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Thinking of heading back to Pilmuir

The welcome PARTY…..

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Some great photos from Steph and Brad.

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I won I Won ! ! !
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Coming up FAST The K Man
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Passed her on Lap 99

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My Two Cuties x x x x
Neat  Eyebrows
Neat Eyebrows

 

 

 

Christmas Day 2014…. Pilmuir Scotland

This is written in all truth on Boxing day, so I guess it should read Christmas Past?

Anyway here goes our Day at Pilmuir. Upon waking at 0800, we headed down stairs to see if Santa had been, Yup a parcel for me from the Payne Gang in Victoria yahoo. A stocking for the hounds, sorry Kitties but I will make up by giving you some shrimp as a treat. Animals first, we head out  to open the chickens, the ducks and feed the Llamas.

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Okee dokee now that you have seen our Christmas morning photos we carry on.

Official Photos of Sasha , Isla and Suzy……

A  BIG Stocking  thanks  Santa
A BIG Stocking thanks Santa.
Thankyou  K Man, Thank You Lily Z  miss you  Miss Billy Love ya  Sasha xxx
Thankyou K Man, Thank You Lily Z miss you Miss Billy Love ya Sasha xxx

As the day passed slowly by till Skype time from Victoria I checked e mails. Thanks to all.

Here are Mel n Irene’s Digs in Dallas… Lots of Starbucks apparently so Santa answered Melvin’s prayers.

 

What a Wonderful Card Thanks  Guys.
What a Wonderful Card
Thanks Guys.

The creatures of Plano Texas ( a suburb of Dallas)

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A beautiful Photo… who was awarded the Blue Ribbon behind Irene’s head.

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Stockings were hung by the Chimney with care....
Stockings were hung by the Chimney with care…. Quinn the CoonCat  and Taz the faithful Labrador.

Christmas is for Sharing.

Then an e mail of sad news….My friend Brother Apprentice Benny “Superfrog” LeMarbre slipped away in hospital on Christmas morning. RIP my brother.

 

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Rest in Peace my Friend and brother Apprentice.

I do believe in God and he sent this pretty wee butterfly( moth) to visit after reading of Benny’s demise.

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Now a happier  time Koan, Lily, Steph and Brad Skyped me.

I was so proud to see that the minute the kids opened the books I had sent them, they sat to read them. It is wonderful that Brad and Steph encourage reading.

Now my Supper a la 1944 or thereabouts.

Spam. Tatties, Sprouts, Mealie Pudding and HAGGIS.
Spam. Tatties, Sprouts, Mealie Pudding and HAGGIS.

 

All in all a wonderful Christmas. I hope you all had a wonderful Day.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve 2014 Pilmuir Steadings Banchory Scotland

I have been asked many times if I am spending Christmas alone?? Well physically yes I am alone, but I have Family and friends in my heart and on my mind. I think of the Great Family Christmases I have had and am content. As for Christmas Dinner, I am having a special dinner  in memory of those men and women who 70 years ago were fighting in order that we could be free from a Dictatorial Mad Man Adolf Hitler. There was not a lot of Turkey available for the army of WW2. But Spam was abundant in honour and in Thanks I will have a simple Christmas meal

My Christmas Dinner 2014 after 70 years on earth.
My Christmas Dinner 2014 after 70 years on earth.

More to be added Christmas Day.

Christmas has arrived  Hallelujah, I opened my presents from K Man and Lily Z.  what a great package. Pistachio nuts , treats and a chew for Sasha, a selection of Lottery tickets  (Boo hoo only a one dollar win). Hot chocolate, a Gabriola Garlic Grinder full mmmmm smells lovely. The biggest surprise is a home made Gingerbread snowman. created, baked and decorated by the K man.. Yum Yum. Home made cards made my day.

Then it was off to feed and the animals and also to change bedding.

 

It sure looked like a White Christmas but it was only ground frost
It sure looked like a White Christmas but it was only ground frost
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The morning Sun rises over the Glens

Feeding starts inside with the cats and hounds this morning…..

I added a few shrimp as a special treat
I added a few shrimp as a special treat
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Yumma Yummma

Chickens and ducks opened up, Ducks headed to the pond before I had camera ready when I opened their Duck house to clean it…ta da Brekkie Thanks to the quackers.

 

5 Blue Duck Egss
5 Blue Duck Egss
Cluck Cluck Cluck  Hen Party
Cluck Cluck Cluck Hen Party
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Baaa Baaaa Baaaa
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Taken by David the Llama
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David my Photographer
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Christmas Sharing

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