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.


Another Cunning Plan

by admin - 23:40 on 06 October 2011

The week began with southern England boasting of record October temperatures. This morning, in the Highlands, there was snow on Ben Wyvis. Another rough winter could be on the way.

But there's good news: another gruelling week at GNoME HQ is over and tomorrow I can concentrate on a more satisfying way of making money (assuming my cunning plan works).

After many months of being too lazy to do it I've at last got around to gathering all I need for a greeting card assembly line. Tomorrow will be filled with printing as I create my exclusive first range of wildlife and landscape cards, just in time to offer them to the public at Cromarty market on Saturday.

It can't be that difficult – even Squirrel James has a varied selection for sale.

If you're not fortunate enough to live on the Black Isle, fear not, for they'll also be available to purchase through my website, when I get around to creating a sales page. Watch this space.

Moggy Update: An increasingly confident Bess continues to expand into the space left by our departed neighbours. Yesterday, much to Matchgirl's horror, I found the small game hunter staring into the bushes not far from the main road.

This afternoon I rescued a greenfinch who was receiving her too-close attention, returned to The Rural Retreat and almost tripped over an ex-mouse stretched out on the doormat.

The uppity puss will have a shock when the nearby property finds a buyer and she has to share her territory. However, she might have it to herself for a while yet. To our knowledge there's not yet been a prospective purchaser on the premises and the recent gales left the For Sale sign hidden in the undergrowth.

Our solitude continues undisturbed.

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