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

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The Cost of Indecision

by admin - 22:38 on 16 December 2011

Christmas in The Rural Retreat begins tomorrow when Matchgirl – now on a two-week break from business – decorates the festive tree. I know better than to interfere.

The lodgepole spruce which will brighten a corner of the living room for the next three weeks was purchased this morning after a trip to Dingwall, although it wasn't the careful shopper's first choice.

As is her way with shoes, dresses and food, Matchgirl found a tree which met her exacting standards but then examined a dozen others, just in case there was something better, before returning to her original choice. She was most indignant to discover that in the meantime another shopper bent on arboreal acquisition had beaten her to it.

She departed, chuntering, shortly afterwards with her second-choice tree, which to me looked exactly the same as the first (and the third, fourth and fifth) but I clearly don't have an eye for these things.

Comment from James at 18:15 on 17 December 2011.
Gill got our tree from the Avoch Harbour tree seller who was telling her about two 'ladies' fighting over the 'perfect tree' on Friday evening in front of their children.

Merry Christmas!

Comment from sundog at 20:55 on 17 December 2011.
You need to spruce up on your pine trees
Comment from Russell at 21:13 on 17 December 2011.
It can't have been Matchgirl - we got our lodgepole pine (I stand corrected) from Frank.
Comment from Matchgirl at 23:07 on 17 December 2011.
Of course it wasn't me. That woman ran off with the tree before I even knew what was happening - no opportunity for fisticuffs at all.

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