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
Busy With Books
by admin - 23:46 on 25 April 2011
Norman, whose default expression is doleful, looked even more burdened by life when he opened the door of his office this morning to face Marten James and me. Andrew was unavoidably elsewhere.
With hindsight, he admitted making poor decisions and accepted the blame (and financial loss) for The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery's wasted print run. Printing of a replacement will begin this week for dispatch to the bindery next week. He promised us that we'll have the books in our hands on May 11 or 12. We'll see.
A faultless proof was run off the now-serviced machine, which showed that Norman and Co can do the job when they try. If only...
Much of my afternoon and evening was taken up by work on another Blurb book I rashly offered to produce – a Cromarty Camera Club yearbook featuring all the season's prize-winning snaps. It looks rather good so far.
I still hope to get out and take a few new ones myself, but Matchgirl jetted off to Shetland yesterday, leaving me with an exhaustive to-do list in anticipation of this weekend when we leave The Rural Retreat in the care of cat-sitters.
It wouldn't do for Soo and Tony to face dust and untidiness. They might not come back.
James and Gill had a jolly time in Borneo, by the way, and he paints an exciting picture of a place worth a visit, but he didn't take many snaps. I did warn him about the practicalities of a 300mm prime lens.
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