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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Just A Smal Misstake

by admin - 20:28 on 11 October 2013

Proofreading is one of the skills of which I boast in my efforts to earn a few honest bob as a freelance journalist. So an anxious letter I received recently from a buyer of the Eilean Dubh calendar was a bit of a blow.

“Do we know there's a mistake in May,” she asked, “and what are we going to do about it?”

I looked, and was horrified to discover that Thursday the 1st was followed by Saturday the 2nd. The rest of the month remained out of step. Fortunately, the error disappears in June and the remainder of the year is correct, as are the first four months.

I'd missed the mistake in production. That my fellow calendar creators, Andrew and Squirrel James, were equally at fault was no consolation. A reprint won't happen, so if you've bought a calendar and wish to stick in a corrected grid for May you can download one here.

I felt a little better after seeing two items of news in the last two days. The first revealed that early copies of the new Bridget Jones book had been recalled when it was discovered that several pages of David Jason's autobiography appeared in the middle. The second featured a medal struck by the Vatican to mark the new Pope on which the name Jesus is misspelt.

Both put our faux pas in perspective. But we're still very apologetic.

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