Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Low Ebb

My wife, Louise, works three days a week. Which means that our young son, Jack, goes to nursery for 3 days and pre-school for the other 2 days of the working week.

This gives him double the opportunity to pick up all manner of bugs, viruses and diseases. To us, it's like sharing our home with a Black Rat!

Which is why you haven't heard from me for a while. I've been struggling on through days of heather burning, grouse gritting, firewood cutting and trapping. All the while, I've been fighting a bug- and not winning, either.

However, I feel I've now turned a corner. So, hopefully, it will be business as usual within the next few days. Which is maybe just as well. There's more snow forecast. Michty!


  1. There you are!! Been wondering what was the problem! Hope you're feeling better

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