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
Well Worth The Trip
by Russell Turner - 20:49 on 29 December 2017
Some people like to plan ahead. The bride-and-groom-to-be who dropped into the City Limits rehearsal yesterday evening to audition us for their big day plan to get married in April 2019. They seemed impressed, and hopefully their car getting stuck in mud outside the hall, and the RAC not turning up until 10.30pm, won’t put them off. They’d travelled from Aberdeen to see us so they must be keen.
Wedding bookings for next year look healthy, especially in August when we’ve three definites and one possible. More are welcome, though, so it’s fingers crossed for February 26 when the Scottish Wedding Awards are presented. Winning the entertainment award would be great publicity, which is why we’ve all decided – at vast expense – to attend the shindig, just in case there’s a gong to be collected. And it’s another excuse to get out the dinner jacket.
Earlier in the day, marathon training took place in sub-zero temperatures and on occasionally icy roads. Matchgirl, as usual, was horrified by my single layer of upper body clothing, but after ten minutes I’d warmed up enough to beat the cold.
Tomorrow, accompanied by Matchgirl, I’d planned to make a second attempt at the Inverness Parkrun, but for the second time it’s been cancelled because of the underfoot conditions. So the next training run will again be local, and again sub-zero. At least we’ve not had more snow.
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