Happily Ever After
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A Downpour In Dornoch
by admin - 23:07 on 01 October 2011
The Indian summer continues, but not in Scotland where the temperature and rain was more traditionally autumnal, and more suited to a day of mourning following defeat by England in the Rugby World Cup.
A good day would have been a waste, for Matchgirl and I, accompanied by Mr and Mrs Squirrel, spent most of it in a hall in Dornoch for the inaugural Highland Traders' Market, organised by my good friend Mr Gardener.
Attendance was not high, which was a shame for him, and sales correspondingly sluggish, although Matchgirl did her best to boost most of the stallholders' profits and returned to The Rural Retreat with a painting, a bowl, bronze sculptures and flowers.
Sales of The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery were poor (although not negligible). The silver lining was a visit to The Dornoch Bookshop which agreed to become another of our growing number of outlets; more books were taken today by Storehouse, and another batch yesterday by Frank Nicol, so the number sold continues to grow.
Our appearance in The Scots Magazine has yet to prompt a deluge of orders (the snaps they chose to use were eccentric, to say the least) but we live in hope.
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