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.


At Peace With The Fairies

by admin - 20:10 on 15 March 2012

Easter, and the start of the tourist season, will soon be upon us. This won't come a moment too soon for the authors of The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery who have seen sluggish sales for the past couple of months.

However, cash, cheques and new orders from three outlets today could be a taste of things to come in our second year of publication, which begins this weekend. How time flies.

After making deliveries in Avoch and Munlochy I returned to The Rural Retreat via Fairy Glen in Rosemarkie – a place I've not visited for some time. Spring colour has yet to reach the glen but it's always a picturesque place, even on a dullish day, as I did my best to prove with the Pentax and a tripod.

Fairy Glen 1

Back home, Bess had shaken off yesterday's trauma and was eager for food – something that will be a huge relief to Matchgirl who continues to be fearful of our moggy's long-term health.

But there was some distressing cat news today, from Highland Wildlife Park: Sasha the Amur Tiger has been put to sleep, the BBC reported. Sasha was one of the stars of my LRPS submission and a highlight of a visit to the park. She'll be missed.


Hedgehog Update: The Bushnell snapped martens at 8.30pm, 1.20am and 5.45am but Speedy and the rest of the clan were nowhere to be seen. They probably moved too fast for the camera to register their presence.

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