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Goodbye to Ross ..

Today we waved Ross off to start a degree in journalism. The nest is empty again for a while. For those of you who follow our story you will know Ross writes incredibly well and has shared many of his thoughts and ideas with us on the Dreamcatchers page. He…

Why are Fires so Satisfying?

Why are Fires so Satisfying?

Yesterday, Dad unloaded the wood delivery, and took a photo of the newly-packed wood store. Jamie replied: “Very satisfying looking”. I agree, but why is it satisfying?  The pattern is visually pleasing, but I have a theory it goes a little deeper than aesthetics. It goes back to the stone…

What a Week…

What a Week…

Well what a week we’ve had. As you might have heard, our parrot Darby went missing and turned up 45 miles away in Dalry, Ayrshire. He was found by a large-scale social media campaign, and rescued by Dad on Wednesday. The story made the front page of the Stirling Observer….

Darby’s trip to Dalry

Darby’s trip to Dalry

Our parrot Darby went missing on Friday afternoon. He was last seen munching on some peanuts. He lives free, spending his days in the trees in our garden, chatting away. At night, he comes into the house and sits on the windowsill. When he falls asleep, Dad puts him in…

The weather continues to be fab ..

The weather continues to be fab ..

Published by Fiona Patterson  · July 17 at 9:37 AM  ·  Ross and I were on cabin turnaround duty this morning and we left the roasting heat of the day to enter into the forest which was lovely and cool. We are also blessed with a midge-free area due to our midge machine which…