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  • dram-gazette
    29.11.2021 - 1 week ago

    Win a VIP trip to Aberfeldy Distillery — Master of Malt Blog

    Win a VIP trip to Aberfeldy Distillery — Master of Malt Blog

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  • tommymacsblog
    25.11.2021 - 1 week ago

    Spot the rare Sorbus rupicola (Rock Whitebeam) at Weem Hill, near to Aberfeldy, Perthshire. I believe, still, currently not formally recorded. [Situated adjacent to the currently persisting Sticky Catchfly population] Photo by Tom MacDonald, 24/5/2019.

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    16.11.2021 - 2 weeks ago
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  • threeforfriday
    30.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Scotland: Day Eight (less of a question and more of a statement; or, let me answer that with another question)

    Liz suggested for the penultimate day of our holiday that we should use as a writing prompt questions posed by each other. The questions she has asked of me -

    What have you learned this holiday?

    What makes a good travelling companion?

    So - what HAVE I learned this holiday?

    I guess I’ve learned that I still have writing in me. Prior to this it had been awhile since I’d written properly at all. But after this week and a bit, I probably have a good couple of thousand words under my belt. Related to this revelation is that good or bad, if I’ve agreed to do something I will do it. I’m proud of what has come out of me writing each day - the end result - but thinking about it logically I probably could have relaxed more had I not been writing every night, or thinking about what I was going to write, or waiting to be able to write.

    I’ve learned that alarm or no, I will now without fail wake up by about 7 AM or so. I’ve learnt that if I really try, I can get back to sleep, I don’t have to immediately get up and make the most out of being awake.

    I’ve learned that I always seem to need a drink of water with me by the bedside at bedtime nowadays. That is the saddest old manly thing I think I’ve ever admitted about myself.

    I haven’t learned that my enthusiasm for reading surpasses how much I actually read, because I already knew that about myself. Despite this I always try and trick myself into thinking I will plough through at least one book, one graphic novel, and one magazine while I’m away on a trip. The true number? Zero books, zero magazines, zero graphic novels. See above for how I’ve been spending my evenings :D But when you weigh up the result, this way I may not have finished reading a book, but at least I’ve written a bunch of stuff to be proud of, so that’s a net gain for me.

    Finally, I’ve learned that the UK really can - in places - rival the best of the United States for outstanding natural beauty. In ten years or so, will Scotland still be part of the United Kingdom? If not, I’ll be stuck with Yorkshire for my landscape needs.

    Next - what makes a good travelling companion?

    Someone that is willing to be flexible. Someone who, by turns, can have ideas for what to do each day, while also being casual about doing something different instead. Someone that compliments your positives and fills in the gaps. Someone who can be patient, or else someone that can forgive and/or forget quickly. Someone willing to pick up the baton when the other tires, be that in mood, conversation or planning, and who knows when it’s time to pass the baton in turn when they begin to tire themselves.

    This is getting a bit “Being Alive” isn’t it?

    I think this question is really asking “what makes a long-term partner a good travelling companion”? And I make that distinction because I think different rules apply to travelling companions that you aren’t already in a long-term relationship with. We are blessed as a couple to have a number of friends that fulfil the criteria of being good travelling companions. The difference between them and my one true travelling companion, my constant, is that you ALWAYS want to travel with your partner, and thus a friend who is a good travelling companion has an extra requirement - to not always travel with me, to take a break from time to time. If I wanted to spend all my days off work spending time with friends, I’d be married to them in the first place.

    I’ve got one more thing that I’ve learned this holiday - this one, like most of the others, something about myself. When I’m answering earnest questions, my writing might lose some spark of imagination, but hopefully it adds enough insight about myself to be a zero-sum game.

    One day remaining, and that’s a travel day. Good night.

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  • threeforfriday
    29.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Scotland: Day Seven (Dam-nation)

    I’m a huge fan of Halloween. I know the version I celebrate is an americanisation of a UK tradition but I just don’t care. I spend the whole of October listening to spooky or seasonal music and I try to watch scary or spooky stuff on TV or films to the extent I can find the time.

    Unfortunately this does seem to occasionally clash with one of the best times of year for us to go on holiday. As a result more than a few times we’ve celebrated Halloween in the states, which in effect tends to just mean being there while the Americans celebrate it. But you can normally find one of the Michael Myers Halloween films on TV late at night, and you get to see everyone’s houses decked out with horrific dioramas, not to mention the adorable kids in their costumes, imaginative in a way that British hoodies with identical Ghostface masks cannot hope to match.

    We’ll actually be home by Halloween night. I’m hoping we are back in enough time to welcome at least a few trick or treaters, because otherwise we’re going to have to eat all the halloween candy ourselves, and that’s a terrifying horror for my dentist if no-one else.

    But here we are in the Cairngorms and mercifully, scares have been a bit low on the ground this week. All the same it’s in my nature to see the scary in everything, especially in October, and this week has been no exception.

    We have driven through countless woods way out in the sticks, and almost every time we do a scary movie comes to mind. The obvious one is the Blair Witch Project; I always think of the car that the three documentations abandon at the entrance of the woods, the vehicle they never come back to. Or the nightmare sequences in An American Werewolf in London, where the main character dreams of sprinting naked through the woods, hunting deer. Or the little-seen modern classic The Ritual, with Rafe Spall, something of a Descent-style film but with a bunch of blokes, and lost in the Scandinavian woods instead of underneath the ground, stalked by the locals with their ancient beliefs but also by something much larger and scarier… and angry.

    There’s the mist we drove through tonight, appearing from nowhere during the course of our dinner on the banks of the Tay. Is mist the spookiest of all weathers? Who knows what figure may loom out of the distance any moment?

    There’s the moment where we were out at dinner in Elgol on Skye, a journey that took us an hour and a half to reach to arrive at an intimate restaurant in the middle of nowhere, where about an hour in, a glowing light approached out of the inky blackness towards our window. Sure, it turned out to be a hungry camper wearing a head torch, but there was an element of eeriness at first.

    There was the dead sheep I’m pretty sure I saw at the Pitlochry dam earlier, as we stood in the rain (again) marvelling at the force of the water. But scariest of all is we’re coming to the end of our time away, and next week I’m back at work. Happy Halloween!

    #pitlochry cairngorms aberfeldy halloween
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  • tommymacsblog
    23.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Moness Falls, the Birks o’ Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Photographed by Tom MacDonald, 21/10/2021.

    #2021#countryside#moness falls #birks of aberfeldy #nature#landscape#scotland #tom macdonald collection #home town
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  • tommymacsblog
    21.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Low sunlight filtering into the Beech grove at the Birks o’ Aberfeldy, Perthshire. photo by Tom MacDonald, 21/10/2021.

    #2021 #birks of aberfeldy #nature#countryside#rural life#beech wood #tom macdonald collection #scotland
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  • tommymacsblog
    21.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    The Silver Birch (Betula pendula) trees changing colour in Heart wood, outback Aberfeldy, Perthshire. My old hometown as a youth so yes pretty familiar countryside. Photo by Tom MacDonald, 21/10/2021.

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  • whiskyblog
    14.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Aberfeldy Whisky 21 y.o.

    Region : Highlands

    40 % alc./vol.

    0,7l

    kühlgefiltert

    mit Farbstoff

    Fassart : Amerikanische Eichenfässer

    Nase : Heidekraut und Honigsüße, dazu reife Frucht, ein wenig Vanille und zarte Eichenholznoten

    Geschmack : Weich und vollmundig, mit ebenfalls Honig- und Vanillenoten, dazu saftige Orange, Macadamianuss, geröstete Kokosnuss und Eichentöne

    Finish : Seidig-ölig, mit Nuss und würziger Eiche

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  • white-elorda-photography
    09.10.2021 - 1 mont ago

    8th October 2021

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  • singlemalt148
    06.10.2021 - 2 monts ago

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  • singlemalt148
    20.09.2021 - 2 monts ago
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