Painting, fishing, more painting.

Huge thanks to Jon, aka Tired, who volunteered to come up for a fortnight and lend a hand. We have redecorated 10 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, the small drawing room and the downstairs loo and still had time to buy a knackered French Foreign Legion Landcruiser we didnt need and get it stuck on some not very challenging obstacles. Video of this to follow.

Also thanks to St John (a regular) and Jonny (who works for Farlows), both super keen fishermen and lovely guys. They made a marathon after work trip from London, arrived at 5am Friday and were on the river by 10. Their prognosis? Excellent pools for Salmon, Sea Trout and brown and while a bit early in the season, could be great. The same opinion has been put by our neighbours at Rothiemurchus, that we have best fishing on this part of the Spey and it has just been underfished and undermaintained for a decade. Time to learn riverbank maintenance.

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