Category Archives: 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. 😀


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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


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


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


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


The Fatdog goes to see her Shrink…well…her brother actually.

The Fatdog practically blew a gasket trying to get back to the house.  We’d made it about 30m from the front door to the main drag through the estate when she heard something…goodness knows what it was she heard, but she heard something, something which obviously heralded the end of the world.  So…that was it…straight back to the house.  Quivering. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 26, 2011 in General Drivel


Seven Days of Rest : And a Missing Building

Don’t panic ladies and gentlemen you’re not seeing things.  😀  This is a repeated post.  Some strange sites kept viewing the old page so I took a bit of drastic action and copied it, gave it a modified title, then deleted the old.  Hopefully that should throw the spammers (?) off the scent.  I’ve kept the old comments as part of the text.  Hope this works. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 22, 2011 in General Drivel


“Simply must be sinus dear boy…”

No Tinto.

No hill walk.

Today was not the best of days. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 16, 2011 in General Drivel