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.


Mayhem In Boston

by admin - 23:57 on 15 April 2013

Today was a day filled with incident in and around The Rural Retreat, but all overshadowed by the bombs at the Boston Marathon – not something you want to see when Matchgirl is just seven days away from her big day in London.

The best case is that the culprits are home grown American nutters with a domestic agenda; the worst is that they're international terrorists who might attack similar events worldwide. Not a good time.

Mundane local news seems irrelevant, but a lot's happened today. Here's a round-up for the record.

Pandora had her first fight yesterday evening – albeit a brief one if the yowls we heard outside are any indication. Who the other party was, and whether The Tabby Terror was aggressor or victim, is unknown, but since then she's been able to eat only soft food. An examination at Dr Death's Clinic today found no injuries.

PDFs of Bassman Books' next publication, Rosemarkie People and Places by Freda Bassindale, are now with Tigger and Co. I've not yet been given a completion date.

My cards are now on sale at another outlet: Fortrose Post Office. Postmistress Shona has also made the first substantial order for the Eilean Dubh calendar. Let's hope the Devonians get a move on.

Dingwall Camera Club held its annual dinner and presentation night this evening, at the end of which I was left clutching four certificates and a small trophy, but nothing to mark my position as joint runner-up behind the Photographer of the Year, which was slightly disappointing.

I returned home to learn about the atrocity in Boston. Some things don't matter at all.

Tomorrow (all being well) Matchgirl and I head south on the first leg of our journey to London. If all goes quiet it means we've lost internet contact.

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