Scottish Snippets

26 August 2017

Number 724

Despite the time constraints there I still managed some butterfly photos - a Comma in my garden!

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In the last Newsletter I noted that my wife and I were moving for the first time in 30 years. Although the mammoth task is making good progress (I have bought a nice apartment in a "Retirement Living" development and have sold my existing house with surprising speed (it was only after the estate agents had told me how desirable it was in terms of location, amenities and education that I realised why we had stayed there 30 years!).

But the demands of "decluttering", getting the house in good order for the "viewings" and organising some new furniture, new curtains and a broadband British Telecom phone line took so much time that I have been unable to get the Newsletter ready in time. I should point out that David wrote his text for me well in advance but there were just not enough hours in the day. I think this is the first time this Newsletter has not been published on schedule (including the one many years ago when i had a minor stroke, was discharged from hospital and went home and sent out the Newsletter which had already been written.

I hope to be able to complete the next Newsletter for next Saturday (2 September) and keep going with the 4 week schedule thereafter. But wanted to inform loyal readers of the current situation.

Yours aye


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