Rocket update and letting the “weeds” grow

Rocket eating

I'm getting slack with my blog posts as it has been a while since I last posted anything. We haven't been doing as many things on our weekends as Daniel has had exams and hasn't wanted to go anywhere. There's less to share when we're not out doing interesting things. But that's about to change,… Continue reading Rocket update and letting the “weeds” grow

Home-grown and a Rocket update

Home-grown radishes

This is my lunch most days. It consists of my home-made sourdough which I bake several times a week now. As well as avocado, beetroot, tofu and today I have home-grown radish and rocket. Not much grows at this time of year but radishes and salad greens do. I've also had a constant supply of… Continue reading Home-grown and a Rocket update

Angus for a holiday and Rocket relaunched

Gannochy bridge over the River North Esk.

We've come to Angus for a holiday that is three years overdue. We booked it originally for April 2020 but covid cancelled it so the holiday was rescheduled for 2021. Covid cancelled that too and it got rescheduled for 2022 but I made the mistake of booking a time that did not coincide with school… Continue reading Angus for a holiday and Rocket relaunched

Covid in the house, school camps, and Rocket the hamster

Rocket the hamster looking very cute in a coconut house.

Ben has had covid this past week. He started feeling unwell on Friday night over a week ago. On Monday he took a lateral flow test and it was positive. He says he's felt achy, very tired, was a bit feverish and headachy for a couple of nights, and lost his appetite. He's much better… Continue reading Covid in the house, school camps, and Rocket the hamster

Another hamster death and the fox returns

Daisy our hamster is dead. After Bella died earlier this month I decided I wasn't going to make the same mistake with Daisy and a few weeks ago I took her to the vet. It can be hard to tell when a hamster is unwell as they're out at night when we're asleep and both… Continue reading Another hamster death and the fox returns

Finding comfort in science

I've been very hard on myself this past week about Bella and so I took some time last night to do some research into the disease the vet diagnosed her with. He said it was proliferative ileitis which is a bacterial infection in the intestines thought to be caused by the bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis. It… Continue reading Finding comfort in science

Hamster house

Image of hamster habitat

We finally upgraded Daisy's house. It's surprisingly difficult to find good houses for hamsters. Pet shops don't provide cages with sufficient depth at the bottom for bedding material that allows burrowing. Daisy would frequently run circles around her cage and bite the bars - both signs of boredom and distress. The wheels you get from… Continue reading Hamster house