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Lots of stuff on politics, food, photography, technology, movies, music and other things of interest (but not necessarily in that order). All of them viewed from a vantage point in the Highlands of Scotland.

 


When we were first acquent

Some years ago I was rummaging through some photographs taken by my father, when it occured to me that the significance of a photograph can change over time. A photograph that can be considered to be just a snap now can convey so much more information, simply through the passage of time. I'm sure everyone has informal family portraits that captured ephemeral moments but the photographs later became much more significant with the loss of a loved one. Even simple things such as capturing the use of some outdated technology or clothes that have long since become unfashionable may be enough.

Ticks in 2017

We take care not to expose ourselves unnecessarily to pesticides and we extend this precaution to our doggie companion. In particular, this means we do not use a spot-on insecticide or a tick/flea collar.

Scotties are great

For the avoidance of doubt, the title of this post refers to the breed of dog. It might also refer to the human inhabitants of this country, but that is a topic for another day. Furthermore, on the point of nomenclature, I prefer the breed's original name Aberdeen Terrier but most people probably know them as Scottish Terriers (Scotties for short) and that is the term I will continue to use in this article.

Echo CS-620SX chainsaw review

The Echo CS-620SX is a great pro-level, medium sized petrol chainsaw. This is my personal review after a year's worth of ownership.

Black Friday: Banned

I have noticed an increasing number of retailers promoting Black Friday sales in the last few years, but this year I have been inundated with "special" offers. The concept of Black Friday makes sense in the USA where a large proportion of the population have a four days off work due to the Thanksgiving celebration being on a Thursday. Anyone promoting Black Friday here is just partaking in a cynical marketing ploy.

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