Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, memories of a much-missed moggie, three adventurous new cats, a camera, a computer and a garden filled with wildlife

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Good News And Gardening

by admin - 16:37 on 16 April 2015

Today began well. A text from Keith informed the rest of City Limits that, if all goes to plan, we've got ourselves a wedding gig in Orkney in July. A paid trip to Kirkwall (I presume) – that's a result.

A quick check of our Google diary revealed another recent addition to the gig list – Brora Gala in June. This was where I should have played as stand-in with The Deeds last year, until the band imploded in the wake of The Great Beauly Gala Disagreement, and where I played my one and only gig with The Fumes, the year before, after which the band faded away through lack of interest. With luck, City Limits will survive The Curse of Brora.

The good news continued later in the morning when Kawasaki San was submitted for inspection by Mr MOT Tester (that's Richard at RM Motors). Not only did he pass, there were not even any advisory warnings – which is as it should be following a year in which he travelled only a thousand miles. Shameful.

I celebrated with a back road bimble then returned to The Rural Retreat where I fired up the Mac and paid a further year's road tax for my faithful steed. I'll try to get him out of the garage more this year.

Garden, April 2015

Part of the garden. All that's missing is a cat skulking across the lawn in search of voles.

That's if I've the time. More gardening was performed yesterday, with the result that both of our flowered areas are free(ish) of weeds and the view across our rolling acres is both colourful and respectable. All that's left to do now is tidy up the area around the fuel tank at the side of the cottage. And several trees need low-hanging branches trimmed. And our butterfly-attracting wildflower seeds need to be planted. And the lawn's ready for another cut. Gardening never ends.

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