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“Where The Fatdog Walks” can now be found at…

Sorry for the inconvenience as this means, for many of you, changing links, feeds etc.


Posted by on March 4, 2011 in General Drivel


My New Food Blog

The Fatdog Broadcasting Corporation has made the decision to expand…we’ve moved into the world of food! 😀

Needless to say The Fatdog is ecstatic at this turn of events as we are now reporting on her favourite subject.

If you like your grub please come and support us at Anyone for Porridge .

Hope to see you there. 😀


The Fara & Meall nan Eagan Gallery

As the “Tail” of last Saturday’s wee hike with MrP is still a few days away, here’s a taster of the scenery from just north of Drumochter.


Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Corbetts, Grahams, scotland


The Fatdog Broadcasting Corporation Proudly Presents – A New Theme!

You may have noticed that, contrary to my expectations, the blog can still be found by search engines.  Before I pressed the button, I discovered that my proposed withdrawal from the clutch of the all-seeing monsters wouldn’t happen even if I did press it.  Such disillusionment I have never experienced before.

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, I decided to put the best face on it…and give the blog a makeover instead.  Goodness knows how long I’ll keep this WordPress theme as I’ve still to discover what disadvantages may lurk beneath its “leather-bound” exterior.  Hopefully not too many of you will be inconsolable by the loss of the old one.  However, do not be surprised if this re-incarnation amends itself before your very eyes! 😉


Posted by on March 2, 2011 in General Drivel


…in a galaxy far, Fara, way.

MrP and I managed our first joint expedition of the year on Saturday.  We picked a nice easy wee hill (The Fara)…and then for good measure another nice wee hill just behind (Meall nan Eagan).  Today I ache.

The WEATHER GODS were obviously a trifle put out by the antics of The Weather Thieves some 10 days earlier…and let us know all about it.  But it was a great wee walk of some 14km.

I am rather looking forward to writing up this one…even now some of the ideas are what you might define as…unexpected.  😯  😉



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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in General Drivel


Let the “imperceptibly loaded dice” of the Weather Thieves roll…

The Weather Thieves have no allegiance to days of the week or particular mountain ranges.  Opportunists, they are watchers of charts, plotters of many possibilities, schemers and out and out…chancers!  But a few hours window is all that is needed to sneak a fair weather hill from under the noses of the capricious weather gods.  That said, filching a good day from them in ever changing February has to be the greatest challenge. We kicked their collective a***s last year, could we do it again?

Let the “imperceptibly loaded dice” of the Weather Thieves roll… Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Grahams


The Return of The Weather Thieves

“Oh yes!”

We’re back in the snow again…hadn’t intended to be.   Should have picked up on the hints sooner…like…lots of white stuff covering the hills. 😀

Hillwalkers should find it relatively easy to work out where we were from the collage.  I suppose I should go and write up the saga of our wee trip…


Posted by on February 18, 2011 in General Drivel


Important Change Coming Up – Please Note

In a weeks time you may not be able to find the blog via search engines…so please bookmark the main page…or save the blog address somewhere…or note down my email address.

Being naturally grumpy I’m fed up with a lot of hits on the blog that are spammers/wasters etc, all buggering up my stats for no good reason.  🙄  All new posts seem to be affected.  I’m not particularly bothered about the stats…but I want to stuff the irritants as a matter of principle!  😆

Not being a computer genius I reckon step one to getting rid of them is to make the blog invisible to search engines.  If that fails the blog will go private. 😯

I have also set up a replacement blog…just in case. 😀




Posted by on February 17, 2011 in General Drivel


An Iron and Bronze Day for The Fatdog

After a year or so of stop/start hillwalking I’ve started this year in determined mood.  We will make every effort to get out and about in the mountains…albeit probably smaller mountains.  Too many days have been missed through worry about legs/back/dog/weather/long drives…the list goes on.  This year’s planning has helped.

We have a new philosophy – Carpe diem.  This involves seizing any crappy diem as long as it’s not tipping it down…well…as long as there’s at least a chance of the summit being clear…ok…I’m prepared to go out if the sun isn’t shining.  But I’m definitely not going on a rain lashed day; The Fatdog objects to the smell of wet human. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on February 12, 2011 in Grahams


Recent Photos

For those of you who may be interested I’ve put the photos of our recent hill walks on Flickr.  The links to the slideshows are below.

The School of not so Hard Cnocs (Cnoc Coinnich)

No Real Grunt on the Hill of the Pig (Meall à Mhuic) – I just discovered the symbols button for the accent on the a – after 2 whole years blogging! 😳

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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in General Drivel