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.


A Bijou Blizzard

by admin - 17:41 on 20 January 2013

There was huge excitement in The Rural Retreat today as Marathon Matchgirl prepared for her latest training run – a few flakes of snow fell.

The athlete is still aggrieved that we're in one of the few places not covered in snow and looks forward to getting our share. Sadly for her, a few flakes was all she got. Doubtless there'll be blizzards to come which will go ignored by the mass media because they're covering us and not the south of England.

Her eleven-mile epic went well despite a poor night's sleep – something she can no longer blame on my snoring as she was again in close attendance on The Fearless Ones. You can read her tale of night-times with kittens on her blog.

The highlight of my day was scouring eBay to find a replacement monitor, as mine continues to misbehave; £30 plus £10 postage has been invested in another in allegedly good condition. We'll see.

Woodland Dream

The monitor lasted long enough today for me to upload a couple more abstracts to Flickr, featuring deliberately out-of-focus branches and vegetation. One of them was later subjected to a change of hue in Photoshop. I'll let you guess which. The official Snapathon shot is the other. A bright screen helps bring out the nuances.

Behind The Eye

Comment from Lizzie at 09:29 on 27 January 2013.
You don't fancy selling me a print of the bottom one do you? I realy like it and it looks like it would go with the new colour scheme I have planned for the living room.
Comment from Russell at 14:41 on 27 January 2013.
I'd be delighted!

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