We're getting married

Posted on November 10, 2016 in My Life.

Laura (@plebbinebbi) and I have been together for over 9 years now, and the day we get married (the 25th of June 2017) will be our 10 year anniversary. What’s more is we’re planning to get married at a stone circle! I’ll probably put up a post about that after the big day.

Of those 9 years we've been living together for 7. Our first place was a little cottage we rented when we first moved to Scotland, and it was wonderful having "our own place".

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Our trip to Italy and France

Posted on November 10, 2016 in My Life.

This year Laura and I took my little sister Elizabeth (better known as Stinky) to Italy for her 18th birthday. I won’t bore you with a thousand holiday snaps, but I’ll tell you some of the highlights.

We drove down from Scotland to Sussex, before heading to France a few days later. We drove through France, stopping at a few little places on the way to Italy.

We stayed in a house owned by Laura’s Aunt. It’s nestled in the middle of the mountains in a village called Cecina.

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The Diamond DofE challenge

Posted on November 10, 2016 in My Life.

If you’re over 25 you can now take part in the Diamond DofE challenge. This is effectively a fundraising exercise for the Duke of Edinburgh Award program, but it’s also a good excuse to challenge yourself.

Laura and I both decided our challenge would be climbing the White Mounth wearing kilts. This is a collection of 5 Munros around Glen Muick. The walk highlands website estimates it should take between 9-11 hours, but with some heavy fog, and hailstones it took us about 13 hours.

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An 18 month update

Posted on November 10, 2016 in My Life.

It’s been 18 months since I wrote my last blog post. A year and a half, for an android that’s nearly an eternity!

I’ve not blogged mostly because I’m busy, but also because it’s easy to get out of the habit. I’ve not had any problem coming up with an ideas for blog posts, but finding the time to write them is another story (no pun intended, though notice I left it in :D). As of writing this I have twenty drafts waiting for some love.

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I am Groot

Posted on August 31, 2014 in My Life, Our Animals.

A photo of Groot at about 8 weeks old.

Meet Groot, our new little kitten. When we went on holiday we expected to bring home a few souvenirs, but I'm not sure a cat was one of them.

The day before leaving Sussex to drive back to Scotland we were told by a family member of some new born kittens that needed a home. In what was a very impulsive decision we agreed we should get one, and after seeing a tiny ginger ball of fluff that seemed to be channeling Shrek's Puss in Boots, we were committed.


Groot has proven to be a bundle of cuteness, and now has his own Twitter account. Follow @GrootTheCat for a constant stream of kitten goodness.