Happily Ever After

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

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


It's How Much?

by Russell Turner - 20:03 on 08 January 2016

Agent Cooper's time as a member of The Rural Retreat's household may be coming to a close, almost six years and 60,000 miles after he was driven home by his proud new owner.

Matchgirl was stunned today by a £500 bill for work needed to get her Mini through his MOT. Worse, £1,100 may be needed to replace the brakes unless their deterioration can be traced to something easily fixable by Harry Fairburn's spanner twirlers. Investigations continue, so the Black Isle's answer to Penelope Pitstop had to return home by bus, which didn't leave her demeanour any sunnier.

The search for low-mileage secondhand jalopies could begin any day.

Meanwhile, demand for Memories of a Ben Line Man continues and could increase after further publicity today in the Ross-shire Journal and the Shetland Times. The book (and its author) should also appear in the Inverness Courier next week, so the sooner the second print run is completed, the better.

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