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.


Hard Times For Snappers

by admin - 20:46 on 16 July 2012

The snappery business has not flourished of late: today's craft fair at Invergordon was sparsely attended by visitors who've perfected the art of The Dismissive Glance and The Bored Inspection. If it were not for the organiser, who bought two copies of The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery, I'd have made no sales at all.

Saturday's Cromarty market was only marginally better, one book and several cards finding new homes.

There was reason for optimism, however – an order by Cromarty Pottery for more cards featuring The Peeking Cat because they've proved so popular with customers. This snap graces the cover of A Cat Called Tess, which can only bode well for its future success.

Tomorrow I'll visit Tigger and Co in Findhorn to check the book's colours on their computer and, if all is well, give the go-ahead for printing to begin. If all isn't well... I'll worry about that if it happens.


Marten Update: Young Marten paid a call yesterday, as did Mrs Marten the night before that, both at times unsuitable for snappery. One of them may have been around earlier tonight, when the light was fine, for much anxious avian twittering was heard on two occasions, but no martens were seen.

The sight of a moggy snoozing peacefully a couple of feet from the garden gate might have had something to do with their non-appearance. Cats can be a nuisance.

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