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

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Moping at the Markets

by admin - 23:29 on 17 December 2011

Life as a would-be commercially successful snapper can be hard, as two-thirds of the team behind The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery can testify following today's market trading.

Even the presence of a glamorous assistant (that's Matchgirl) failed to rouse shoppers into a pre-Christmas financial frenzy at Culbokie where I was unable to find a new home for any of my prints, despite several admiring glances (for the prints, not Matchgirl; certainly not me). All I sold, during my two-hour stint, were two Bumper Books and half-a-dozen cards.

That, however, was roughly twice the figure achieved by Squirrel James at Dingwall Market, and he had six tedious hours in which to make an impression..

Other highlights of the day are covered more than adequately, and with pictorial accompaniment, in Matchgirl's running blog (which is even about running sometimes) although one thing she failed to mention (because she wrote it early) was the appearance of a small white ghost around 10pm. The snow is back and Bess is not happy.

One deferred highlight is the climax of The Killing II (so don't tell us whodunnit), missed in favour of the Strictly Come Dancing final. What would we do without iPlayer?

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