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Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

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Chattering In Style

by admin - 17:00 on 20 August 2014

The work is almost done. On Friday the latest edition of Black Isle Chatterbox will be uploaded to our hi-tech printer at Chatterbox HQ. Shortly afterwards the highly skilled print and distribution team will spring into action, ensuring that the Black Isle's favourite quarterly magazine is in the shops next weekend. Or thereabouts. If the printer gremlins don't strike again.

Not only is this a record 48-page edition, it's also the first to feature a new headline typeface as I've finally rebelled against the clunky font I inherited from the previous editor. We now use Palatino, and most stylish it looks too. In my opinion anyway.

A sporting hero, a head chef, a bushy beard, a trip to Dracula country, an historic tragedy, secret woodland, Commonwealth Games Clyde-siders, a Country Dance plea and a missing cat are just some of the news and features to be found inside the covers of the Autumn issue. Plus some fine snaps from St Boniface Fair.

Rush out and buy yours as soon as it fills your local outlet's shelves. It's worth twice the laughably modest £1.30 cover price.

Music Update: It will come as no surprise to long-term readers that Tuesday night's planned rehearsal by The Strays didn't happen. Richie the guitarist had to scratch at the last minute. We'll try again tomorrow.

Comment from BikerMike at 06:16 on 21 August 2014.
You ought to write a book about your musical trials and tribulations! ;-)
Comment from Russell at 11:12 on 21 August 2014.
No-one would be interested. No sex, no drugs, and only intermittent rock and roll.

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