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  1. Does anyone remembr the Naked Rambler doing the Land's End to John O'Groats walk with his girlfriend in 2005/6? They stayed at our house overnight on the last night of their walk. Here they are dressed for breakfast. After finishing breakfast they undressed and began their final leg of the journey. It was a very cold February morning in 2006 (Note the frost on the grass):
  2. Was this the world's worst cheese ever?
  3. This was a posh one....Toilet roll, not newspaper!
  4. Can you see them using these links, Col? Obviously, without a spore id it would be impossible to be certain as tot heir species. gomphidious glutinosus Entoloma serrulatum1 Entoloma serrulatum2
  5. The other day I transferred all my images off photobucket. I've fallen out with them over their new policy. I now use only Google photos and Canon Irista. Trouble is that the images from my Canon site seem to disappear from here after a few hours and I have no idea why?!
  6. Caught red-handed, Brew - or at least green or sapphire handed in my case.
  7. Garth! Now there's a blast from the past!
  8. On the subject of writing; I still use the contents of this packet occasionally. 50+yrs old and still works!
  9. Here are two bottles of ink from my desk drawer. I use a fountain pen for birthday and Xmas cards. Bottled ink keeps for an amazing length of time.
  10. Looking for an ID for these two mushrooms. I think I know what they are but would like a second opinion. 1. Found in grassy clearing in a Spruce forest. [Entoloma serrulatum?] 2. Found on mossy peat beneath Spruce. [Gomphidious glutinosus?]
  11. Barrie, Jill and Fly2: Just noticed that the herd of deer were missing and that Dalnaha cotage apeared twice. Now corrected.....
  12. On the way home from Inverness on Thursday we made a detour and headed up the hill to the Fyrish Monument. It is a relelntless uphill walk of two miles each way, on a forest path but the end views are worth it. "A story of the compassion by a rich man towards the less fortunate, seasoned by an element of vanity, lies behind a structure that dates back to a dark time in the history of the Scottish Highlands. The Fyrish Monument was built in 1782 in Fyrish near Alness, Easter Ross, on the authorisation of Sir Hector Munro, 8th laird of Novar and a British soldier who served in Indi
  13. It is about 13 miles to the nearest shop, Barrie!
  14. Part 3. There were lots of fungal fruiting bodies to be seen on the route. Here are two photos. Amanita muscaria (Fly agaric) Russula. A large group of mushrooms, some edible, some not.
  15. The Golden hour part 2: Dalnawhillan Lodge Loch a'Mhuilinn Morven and Small Mount On the Glutt track
  16. Attempting to add some more photos in the hope that they remain for long enough to be viewed! I'll put them up in a couple of groups to avoid overloading the site. Photos taken during "The Golden hour" just after dawn on Saturday morning. Sunrise over Loch More: Dalnaha cottage A herd of deer, spooked by our presence: A smiling toad The toad attaked me!
  17. I used Flickr for photos for a while but they put a limit on the number of photos one could hold on their site. Originally (When I signed up) it was unlimited. I lost a lot of photos to the change.
  18. I don't understant it Barrie. I can see the watermark and I didn't even put the mark there - photobucket did.
  19. I give up. I shall have to download and re-upload my photobucket photos to another hosting site.
  20. Right. It comes out on facebook with the watermark. It looks like you have to download the image first and then post it to your site. Problem is that this site wants an image url and not an ordinary file. It seems that I can post images from photobucket as a link but that also comes out with the watermark. I think it must be all about security (Gone mad).
  21. I'm seeing the cat with Photobucket wrtten across it. I wonder why some see it with photobucket and some without. I simply took the url from my photobucket picture and added it via "Insert other media" button. I have not come across photobucket doing this before. I shall try it on facebook and see if it comes out with or without photobucket watermark...... watch this space.
  22. As they say: "The clock was correct at time of going to press."
  23. It must be the Spanish name for the cactus. 'll' in Spanish is pronouinced 'y', hence Cholla = Choya.
  24. Whenever I post photos on this site they are visible to others for a day or so and then invariably, disappear. I know that others have also had problems so here's sme test pictures to see if any of the photo imaging sites that I use are better than others. First picture is saved in Google photos: Next is from Canon Irista: This one is from photobucket: And one from Flickr: Nope....can't get a flickr photo to appear at all on this page.