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.


So Much To Do, Revisited

by admin - 23:01 on 31 January 2012

Life without paid employment continues to be remarkably busy. Work on Chatterbox, despatch of unexpected orders for The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery, bike club membership admin, a trip to Tesco, and sawing up timber filtched from beyond The Rural Retreat to help rebuild our long-consumed log pile left no time to be idle.

Then tea was delayed for a summit meeting with The Bumper Book's co-authors to agree publicity and dates for our forthcoming exhibition at Eden Court (still to be confirmed) and the next venue (the Royal Hotel in Cromarty is very keen). It's all go.

However, there was time to stand and stare on a couple of occasions.

Mr Moneybags' field was ploughed today, to the delight of a small flock of gulls which was watched with great interest by Bess. A buzzard also took the opportunity to snap up goodies in the newly turned earth.

This may have been one of the two buzzards I saw later in the day, flapping around a red kite who glided between them with majestic lack of concern. Fantastic.

Comment from James at 11:45 on 01 February 2012.
Have you left time for some snappery in the amazing morning mist? The light was superb as I made my way to work.
Comment from Russell at 12:39 on 01 February 2012.
Missed the mist – I'm a fool for work.
Comment from James at 21:27 on 01 February 2012.
Missing the mist was a mistake as it was a marvellous misty morning. Maybe worth a look tomorrow?
Comment from Russell at 22:47 on 01 February 2012.
My missing mist mistake may be mended in the morning.
Comment from James at 08:11 on 02 February 2012.
Missing the mist most mornings was a mistake as this now means you may have more mistless mornings as today is cloudy and grey.

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