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
by admin - 18:25 on 17 September 2010
Great news arrived today from the far off Falkland Islands – one of the exploration companies with which I've entrusted some of my meagre savings announced that, following a flow test, the oil they found there a couple of months ago is in commercial quantity and readily accessible. Yee har!
The share price rose appreciably, as did that of the other company in the area that's been favoured with my investment. And as at least three more drills are scheduled this year there's every chance the prices could rise further. Or plummet when nothing is found. Or when the Argentinians get stroppy.
Matchgirl and I won't be able to retire on the profits of my foray into the world of stocks and shares but there's every chance we could examine the oil rig at first hand. Matchgirl has long dreamed of an Antarctic expedition, by way of Patagonia, so if there's enough left after capital gains tax she might get her wish, with a day trip to Port Stanley thrown in for good measure.
We've not counting any chickens just yet, but we can dream. Namibia seems a long time ago.
Cromarty Camera Club last night whittled eighty-one submissions down to twenty contenders for the honour of representing the club in this year's Highland Challenge. This will be further reduced to a final ten in two weeks' time.
Only one of my efforts made the grade, but it's one of my favourites – Master Marten, cropped into a portrait. Will he make the final ten? Time will tell.
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