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Posted: Wednesday 18 October, 2006

by Rosemary at 11:01pm in Anything goes 5 comments Add your own

Since it's coming into winter, I thought I might spend some time telling you all about Clackmannanshire.

If you've read the "About us" bit on the site, you'll know we live in Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Now, I was born and brought up here so I know where it is but it never fails to surprise me when other people don't know where Clackmannanshire is. I don't really know why I'm surprised, but I am.

If anyone had told me when I was eighteen and off to see the world (well, the pubs of Edinburgh) that I would come back here to live, I'd have thought they were mad. But I love it; it's my home. Dan jokes that I get nosebleeds if I have to leave the county, which isn't entirely true, but I'm always happier when I can see the Ochils.

So, over the winter, I thought I would post a few entries about the area in which we live. It will also give me a reason to brush up my knowledge of local history, which I've always wanted to do but have never made time for.

Maybe you'll even want to come visit!

Comments

Rosemary

Thursday 19 October, 2006 at 8:54pm

Thanks. Off to the library at the weekend for some study material.

Mary

Friday 20 October, 2006 at 7:10am

How is Smokey's sweet itch? My horse, Shauna, has only one or two bites. Looking forward to a season with no harrassment from the midges. She looks just like the horse in the first picture of the horse and buggy (cart?) I sure wish I could train her to pull a buggy. I would if I had a place to drive it here. I enjoy your diary. My ancesters are from Scotland and Irland also. I would love to go there.

Mary

claire

Monday 23 October, 2006 at 9:19pm

thankyou for the 'nice to meet you' it was very nice to meet you all too! I can't believe I forgot to take a photo of Smokey to put on as well. he can have several next time then.

Rosemary

Tuesday 24 October, 2006 at 9:54pm

Dan takes photos but doesn't put them on. He's going to show me how to do it, so I'll try and get some on soon. Anyway, we couldn'y put up photos of the boy in his oversized gear - he'll look so much smarter when it fits!!

Rosemary

Tuesday 24 October, 2006 at 9:57pm

Mary, I THINK his sweet itch is a bit better. The vet rang me today, funnily enough, to say the maintenance dose for his immunotherapy is in the surgery.The weather continues mild here so there are still midges about but he's not itching as furiously as he was. The real test will come in the spring (assuming we get a winter)and the new midge season starts. By then his mane and tail will have grown back, I hope, so I'll be able to see more clearly if there is new rubbing. Fingers crossed!!

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