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Hi apples, glad to hear you are all doing well. We are all doing great, loving the different lifestyle. We are ordering all sorts for the garden/land as shortages and price rises are imminent. We put up a lovely swinging bench, it is very addictive! I run out a couple of times a day to have a swing, rain or shine. :D
We cannot get Rudey to swing with us, the movement scares him. But he seems to enjoy everything else. He tries to get in to the compost bins, squeeze his chubby frame through stock proof fencing, he is funny. I pick him up, face him towards where I will run towards and I run fast. He swims his little paws through the air and seems to really enjoy it. But when I put him down far from home, he runs with his body low. Silly boy is still afraid of his own shadow. He hates the burn too, he hears the water and runs. I doubt he will explore 5% of what we have in land.

Sadly our farmer neighbours didn't get their tenancy renewed, the land owner might not want farming on this particular bit of his land, we are not sure yet? It might become woodland...not so sad! ;-) I won't get my hopes up about that possibility yet though. Some land owners get a lot of money for planting trees, the old carbon off-set trick. We will be sad to see them go, but I'm sure we'll stay in touch.

You are not wrong out the World, it is run by vulgar evil isn't it! It is difficult to see human beings behind the money obsessed control freaks, they never are happy with whatever they have. I'm sure the song 'Is that all there is' suits them well. They think they pity ordinary people who are happy with their lot in life as long as they are left alone to live life as best as they can. They think it is pity, really it is envy. I really think dishonest pathetic virtue signalling is a massive part of the problem in almost all areas, it was always going to be the Wests downfall. Lying for likes became the accepted norm, it is selling the soul for censored all in reality.

Sounds like you are managing your plot well. Big trees really do take over smaller plots, it can be best to keep them smaller for sunlight. Nice to have trees, but it is a compromise sometimes. You get less sun, therefore less flowers and of course light in your house.
It is good to have nice neighbours. Friendly and helpful, but not invasive.

We managed to get our fascia boards replaced after the second lot of swallows had fledged. We did however find a bat in our loft the other day, well it actually fell out of the loft onto the carpet. thankfully it was still alive and it has gone to an animal sanctuary to be re-hydrated. The girl who pick him up thought that he would be fine. I did find a dead one too, that is in a box with salt to dry it out. I make weird things, so it won't go to waste. I prefer them alive though. :lol:

Awww a new kitten, so lovely. Nice to know older cats will accept a kitten into the mix, they don't always. We thought about getting a kitten before we saw the advert for Rudey. He was dressed in superhero outfits and silly stuff in the photos and my heart melted for him, but I also felt sad for him. He could have gone to a home where someone wanted him as a toy to be dressed up. He really would not like that at all. He needs to be the only pet, no kids, constant attention and if he could get his way...constant food. :lol: We love him so much and boy does he know it! He is very good at getting what he wants with little meows that sound like mama and he does a great impression of a clubbed seal when you say no. Oh dear, we are cat paw whipped. :lol:

Are you getting more birds in your garden now? We have more pheasants than we can count at the moment. The two I was hand feeding have gone. So I am trying to get the newbies to trust me, it will take time. We have a young Hare living in our garden, it is always really close to the house. Rudey ignores it and the Hare ignores him...strange! :P We haven't got any chickens yet, we really need to do a lot of other things before. We might actually go for ducks and/or geese in the end. We need a pond but our idea of having the burn feed it would be too difficult we think. I started digging and hit bedrock, also the land rises sharply each side, it isn't ideal for a pond there. But we have found another spring, so we might be able to use that. It is all very exciting, we really look forward to our first winter and of course Christmas here. We were supposed to be here last Christmas but it all took a lot longer than expected, so we are really excited about it now. The decs are in a much bigger loft now, so it will be easy getting them in and out. Are you looking forward to Christmas? We might get blackouts apparently, so I have many batteries at the ready! Nothing will turn out the lights! :lol: Ooops maybe an EMP attack. Let's hope Putin is feeling festive cheer. No nukes either, that might spoil things a bit.

Our holiday was wonderful, the Cairngorms is very beautiful. We stayed in a lovely lodge, it was really fun. We might go back to Fort William next year, also drive through Glencoe...my favourite views on Earth. We too like days out and coming home, there's no place like home. When you love your home, there is no better place to be. Days out are mini breaks I think, you get all the joy of a change of scenery, but then the comfort of home. We still feel like we are on holiday, it is so different. We knew it would be lovely, but we never expected to get this lucky. We do appreciate what we have enormously, we feel very blessed.

Keep ignoring the media propaganda and continual war and drug pushing, life is too short to let these cretinous weirdos spoil things for us. We hope you keep enjoying your lovely home for many years to come, all that matters are those you love and who love you in return. :D

All the best from us and belly flops from Rudey xxx
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Hi Will. Good to hear you and hubby are well and settling in. It's a shame you're going to lose your neighbours, lets hope the next ones are just as nice. Things usually work out for the best. Occasionally we have a ride past where we were before. Just out of curiosity. Four houses are being built very close by, and it all looks so different. We're pleased we moved.

It sounds like Rudey is enjoying himself. Cats are funny little creatures. Felix comes into the garden occasionally, and I saw him out on the wander this morning, but I don't think we'll ever get to stroke him. Our family's kitten Maple is settling in well. She likes a cuddle, not like their other two cats.

We were going to replace the tree we took out with a smaller tree, but we've got used to the garden feeling more open so we've planted a couple of climbers instead. We have more roses flowering now than we had in the summer. I don't know what sort they are, but they must be hardy. :)

Our electricity suddenly went off in October. Just ours. We had to have a generator for three weeks, horrible noisy, smelly thing. Apparently a cable under the garage had been damaged. So they installed a new wire that's under the drive and goes through the garage wall so they didn't have to dig the garage floor up. There was such a mess, it looked like it would never be right again, but it's back to normal now.

I bet it's cold where you are. It's bad enough here. Have you got your Christmas decorations up yet? We've got some lights in the garden. They look really nice. Yes, we're looking forward to Christmas, we'll spend the day with our family.

I don't know what's happening with the world. They seem to be trying to frighten us all to death. They seem determined to lock us all up. There's such a fuss about the weather too, you'd think it had just been invented.

We don't get many birds in the garden. We've hung some fat balls on one of the trees, and we've had some tits and a robin, and some sparrows.
We've had a few pigeons in the garden today.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas. Please give Rudey a big cuddle from me.

xxx
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Hi apples. :D Hope you are all doing well.
We had a wonderful first Christmas here in our new home, hope you had a wonderful time too. It went so fast, the fastest Christmas ever. We might have to start earlier this year! :lol: It was very special being the first one here, we had some snow which I had wished for. All very magical and fun.
It was cold a couple of times, but I like winter so it didn't bother me at all. I do jobs in the cold and I'm happier when I'm not getting too hot working outdoors. I'm at that age now where heat is more annoying than ever if you know what I mean! :shock:

That sounds awful what happened regarding your electric cable. Generators are so noisy, we have one, but have only tested it so far. But when the time comes that we need it on, it will sound like we are motor bike enthusiasts. :wink:
Funny enough our drive had to be dug up at the very bottom for a cable, they are installing fibre all over Scotland. They made a mess which we will have to put right, but we have to do some work down there anyway. I'm glad to hear you got it all sorted, living with mess is always a nuisance.

I think you'll get more birds over time. We have so many birds, it is tweetastic. I am feeding 11 pheasants at the moment, there are 12 of them here currently including one male. He doesn't come for food yet, but the females are so used to me now, I can hand feed some of them. One in particular loves me and runs towards me when I'm outside. It is magical when wild animals will be hand fed. Rudey is not impressed with this at all, he gets a bit jealous. So I have to baby him a bit and give him some treats after feeding them. Needless to say he is a porky little beast. Rudey is very settled here though, he hasn't got to fend off any other cats, not yet at least.
The new neighbours move in soon, they breed pheasants, but their birds will be caged. They are bred for shoots of course. Our little wanderers have escaped from an area they shoot down the road I expect, fallen with their faces in a pile of seeds and nuts. :lol:

The World is in an awful state. The latest BS was the expensive shooting down of balloons, I saw that as absolute comedy. All this nonsense about UFOs, such garbage. If there was a more intelligent life force out there, they would take one look at us and either kill us or fly away faster than the speed of light before they dimmed down. The war in Ukraine is just terrible, it is being stoked by the West. The scamdemic fooled a lot of people into being in fear for their lives, wearing gimp masks, taking experimental trial drugs. The alphabet party are creating hell on earth, poor kids! There are endless awful things being inflicted on humanity, but much of it is the fault of the sickening state of much of humanity at this point in time. I won't ever sugar coat how I see what is unfolding, it is a genocide. We don't live in fear of what might happen, we enjoy what we have whilst we have it. No one can control the unelected filth running things, just like no one will ever control the climate. It is a World of lies and devils running riot all over, we just need to make our way through it. I'm sure the afterlife will be better for some than others.

We planted 500 trees, it was a big job. I did half of them on my own as hubby was working. Oh it was hard work but fun. We will plant more over time, a lot will probably fail, that's to be expected I think. But it will be nice to create more copses of trees. We don't want to lose our beautiful views, so can't tree everywhere. But thousands of trees would still get lost on this plot. I really want a pond now, we need to decide on where it will go. We want ducks and geese, they can eat lots of grass. We'll have a wild plot this year with no sheep on the land, we really need a shed and a tractor mower, but we haven't got much of a move on with that yet.

Our neighbours from the old house were in touch over Christmas and they hope to visit us in Spring. They say not much has changed since we left, with the exception of the people who bought our house, they don't get on. :shock: Apperently the guy who bought our house is a human fog horn and stands in the street talking loudly to people like a half wit. :lol: I think that sounds a lot like our old address where some people didn't exist unless they were on the street conference acting and touting for attention. We do feel bad because we told everyone how nice they seemed.

I have started a little handmade jewellery shop online, I love making things. This will very normal and boring compared to my last funny venture. Although I still make oddities for our home. I'm making one now, another sheep skull lamp. We found an entire skeleton of a sheep behind our field. You can't let that go to watse now can you! :lol:

Have you got more plants or trees to add to your garden? Did the frosts kill anything? We have some dodgy looking plants after frosts, we'll have to see whether they come back. We get Hares chewing at plants, just something we will live with. Oh you will be pleased to know we have DULLS!!!!! The Daffy kind. But they are little one's and guess what? I like them now. :) Loads of snowdrops came up, the dulls are coming up and some crocus too. I'm going to plant a load more crocus and perhaps some bluebells. Do you still plant the dulls? :mrgreen:

I hope better times are ahead for people, it isn't very likely, but you have to keep the faith that things can get better. If not, let's enjoy the balloon party and when the big one goes pop and a white light blinds us, we'll say 'is that all there is to WWIII?' Then we'll be born again and have purple, pink, blue or green hair. We'll have to save the World by becoming plant fertiliser and then come back as grass or vegetables, at that point plant matter will be the superior race on earth, but they might still fight over shades of green. :roll: :lol:

Rudey sends a big cuddle and belly flop, take care. xxx
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Hi Will. Hope you are both well. I bet you thought I'd left the country. The time just flies by.

I'm pleased you had a good Christmas. We spent Christmas Day with our family, and it was lovely. Magic. :) I don't mind the cold either. I know what you mean about getting too hot. :shock:

We are getting more birds in the garden. and we saw another cat the other day. It was a very strange shade of ginger, more a gingery cream colour.
We often see cats on the security camera. They seem to prefer visiting in the dark.

It must be lovely seeing pheasants. Crows are the biggest birds we see. :D

We are living in a horrible world, you wonder what's coming next. What's it going to be like for our family when we've gone? It doesn't bear thinking about. They seem determined to order us about and frighten us to death. We tend not to take any notice. What's all the fuss about the weather?
You'd think we'd never had snow before. We've had much more snow than we get now, and we just got on with it. School children mustn't know whether they're coming or going with all the strikes. It's very unfair interfering with their education.

You'd be worn out planting all those trees. They'll look lovely though. We love trees, but having said that we had one chopped down. It was stopping a lot of light, and it's amazing how fast the shrubs have grown that were close to it. We planted a couple of climbers to replace the tree and hide the fence. We love our garden. It's much smaller than our last one, but much easier to cope with now that we're getting ancient. :)

Did your old neighbours come to visit? Some neighbours are only funny. The ones we have now are fine, much better than our last ones.

We have the small daffodils too. We prefer them to the big ones, and yes we've planted some more.

How's your online jewellery shop doing? I hope it's successful.
I hope better times are ahead too. I certainly don't worry about WW111. If it happens, it happens, and we'll all go together.

Give Rudey a big cuddle from me.

Take care.xxxx
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Hi apples. Hope you are well and sorry for the very late reply. We are doing great here in Bonny Scotland. Very busy with the garden and cutting grass round the hundreds of trees we have planted. They are still tiny, but in a few years the plot should look a little more wooded.

Glad to hear you are seeing more birds, it is a big part of the enjoyment of having a garden.
Thankfully we don't see other cats, maybe with the exception of a rare glimpse of the farm cat up the hill. Rudey is glad he does not have to share his space with another cat. But he is mortified that I feed pheasants, he gets very jealous. I have to fuss him like mad, oh he puts a face on.
Have you much on at the moment? Are you all finished with your home now, or will you make any more changes? I imagine your garden being very pretty, did you plant any acers? We are thinking about planting an acer, but it would need a sheltered spot.

I decorated the whole house, it feels much more like home now. We still have a fireplace hearth to build, lots of other bits and bobs too. But it will take time, we aren't rushing on everything.

We are having groundworks done this week for a large shed and access track through the field. It'll be a big job. The expense is enormous! :lol:
We have grown lots of veg, done quite well with onions, shallots, garlic, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, radish, lettuce. Some veg has been a bit slow, but we are still learning what grows here well and what doesn't. We make mistakes, but we'll try again next year and perhaps do better.. We put up a large fruit cage, although I think the gales will blow it to smithereens, but we'll see. Hundreds more trees will arrive this winter, so they'll be loads more to do next year.

Our new neighbours are so lovely, we are really happy they moved here. We get their escapee pheasants, which is funny.
We have so many pheasants now, I hand feed them throughout the day, they follow me like ducklings. It is so magical. I have a little friendly chaffinch who relies on me for a little seed. He has a beak deformity, poor boy might struggle in winter. We are seeing hen harriers, now that is special! There are so many birds of prey, we even see ravens. It is exciting all the time. We have deer visiting, hares, stoat, weasels. Rudey ignores all but small birds and rodents, he is now a vole specialist. Thankfully he left the little baby pheasants alone, that did worry us a bit.

Our old neighbours haven't visited yet, they won't visit until they plan to tour around Scotland. They were going to visit in May, but other things cropped up.

We are off to the Highlands again very soon, got a posh hot tub lodge to look forward to. We might get a hot tub for ourselves one day, one of those wood burner tubs. We can star gaze outside all warm in winter then. We gazed at Saturn the other night, but our telescope still needs a bit more setting up. We could see it and the rings, just very faint. It does feel very magical staring into space. We get some wonderful starry nights and see so many shooting stars. Sadly you also see too much space junk in the way of satellites moving around. :roll:

There is a great butchers shop we go to here, they do wonderful pies, venison burgers and other good stuff. We treat ourselves regularly, whilst meat is still allowed. :mrgreen: I have been promised some pheasants in the shooting season, I use feathers for making things. I don't want to shoot pheasants, I prefer feeding them and getting all mushy and attached. Hubby might go shooting with the neighbours though, I just ask him to avoid the ones we have around us. I don't want to be plucking friends. :lol:

I forgot about the jewellery and do lampshades instead. I sell to locals and through word of mouth, I could sell them all day long, if I had time to make that many that is. I'm sure I'll have more time in winter. I just love making stuff, it is so much fun.

Life is so good here, but it is difficult to imagine it staying good for the long term though, only because of the agenda at play with the climate hysteria, virus nonsense and the fact they want people in these 15 minute ghetto's in future. I hope people will resist these vile plans, but then not many people resisted the lockdowns, mask wearing, unnecessary jabs etc. We live in a terrible World now, what the rich parasites are doing is nothing short of evil. It is like they want hell on earth.
You have to block it out as much as possible, not watching TV is a great start. We are so busy, have so many things to be grateful for, we just feel incredibly blessed and thankful for each wonderful day we get. :D

I really hope you and the apples family are doing well. Rudey sends his belly flop cuddles.
Keep well and I look forward to hearing about your summer some time. xxx
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Hi Will,

Hope you and hubby are well and have had a good Christmas. We spent Christmas day with our family. It was lovely, and we didn't really want to come home. It sounds like youve been full of busy decorating. We intend to do some soon. We've been saying that for a while, but just can't seem to get started. :D

You've planted a lot of trees. I love trees. It would be a funny world without them. We have quite a few cats coming into the garden, and a lot of blackbirds. Our garden is coming on well. The shrubs have grown and we're nicely enclosed now. It's just a nice size. If we feel like gardening we can find enough to do but if we're not in gardening mode it doesn't come to any harm.

What are you going to put in the large shed? We don't have a shed here. We don't have enough room for one.

Our family have three cats now. They got a kitten a while ago, but unfortunately it was run over and killed, so they got another one. She's called Penny and she's lovely. She doesn't look like a kitten, more like a small fully grown cat if you know what I mean.

All the best for 2024.
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