Thursday, 30 July 2009

Strathconon Highland Games

This Saturday at Strathconon come to the Traditional Highland Games Fun for all
Highland Games with a hill race, heavy and track events, children's entertainment and traditional music. Open 12.00pm - 6.00pm.Ending the day in Traditional fashion is the Games Dance held in the Local Village Hall, with Music and there sure to be some sort of entertainment!

Strathconon Highland Games
Dalbreac Games Field

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

June 2009

In June the children from Strathconon School held their annual sports day. Weather turned out fine and fun was had by all (including the parents as you can see). Has to be the sports day with the best views.
In the evening the exhausted parents were entertained by the children at the summer concert. Sadly no pictures of the large cardboard helicopter falling on the teachers head but it greatly amused the audience!

June 2009

Thursday, 16 July 2009


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Saturday, 11 July 2009


•4 ½ lbs / 2 kilos fresh strawberries
•4 ½ lbs/ 2 kilos sugar
•2½ cups/ 600ml cold water
•3 tbsp redcurrant jelly
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

•Place the strawberries in a large colander and wash under cold running water and then remove the hull (the stalk).
•Place the sugar and water in a preserving pan or stock pan, bring slowly to a gentle boil.
•Add the strawberries to the gently boiling syrup. Cook for two minutes. Remove the strawberries with a large slotted spoon and place into warmed jam jars.
•Add the redcurrant to the syrup and cook for a further five minutes. Pour the hot syrup, carefully, over the strawberries. Seal the jars, label and leave

Thursday, 9 July 2009



A six year old goes to the hospital with her grandmother to visit her Grandpa.

When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her Grandma and bursts into her Grandpa's room...
"Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, "As soon as Grandma comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!"

"What?" said her Grandpa.

"Make a noise like a frog - because Grandma said that as soon as you croak, we're all going to Disneyland !"

Sunday, 5 July 2009


Should children witness childbirth?

Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call.

The house was very dark so the paramedic asked Kathleen, a 3-yr old girl, to
hold a flashlight high over her mommy so he could see while he helped deliver
the baby.

Very diligently, Kathleen did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed and
after a little while, Connor was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little
feet and spanked him on his bottom.

Connor began to cry.

The paramedic then thanked Kathleen for her help and asked the wide-eyed 3-yr
old what she thought about what she had just witnessed. Kathleen quickly
responded, 'He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first
place......smack his ass again!'

If you don't laugh at this one, there's no hope for you.