One of the reasons I have not been doing quite as much modelling as I, or the gorilla, fancy lately is that I have been doing a spot of house restoration and redecoration. Worse than that, said house is some 650 miles from me so getting to it is not without its adventure………….
Unfortunately, this decision was partially provoked by a pair of bereavements which has kicked my wife and myself to do something that we had talked about in the past but then chickened out of. We have acquired a cottage for holiday letting, in this case located in Jemimaville in the Black Isle – which for those of you that don’t know is Inverness and then up a bit and right a bit.
Having spent a few weeks of our time now overcoming some of the issues we inherited and smartening it up; it is now available for letting. If anybody is fancying a Highland Holiday, here are its details and it remains largely available through the summer months of this year as it literally has only been listed in the last few days. If anybody was tempted, please contact me via here though – we can let to friends/family for certain amounts each year and can offer a significant discount (in part because the agents fees do make you wince!).
Don’t worry, there is a railway angle to the cottage. The former branch line to Cromarty runs through the bottom of the garden. In case any of you consult your old railway maps and conclude there never was a railway to Cromarty, well you are not quite right…………there was, but it was never finished so did not open but the first 6 miles or so were completed, including through Jemimaville. Here is a picture to prove it:
End if plug; normal service will be resumed soon – a Gresley dining car…………or maybe some trackwork for the Gorilla.