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
Close To A Bumper Total
by admin - 20:56 on 28 November 2012
Times are exciting for the three authors of The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery – we're within touching distance of our 2,000th sale.
Squirrel James is particularly energised because he's convinced we'll reach the milestone this weekend when he plies his wares at Eden Court in Inverness as part of the Exclusively Highland team. Or maybe I'll beat him to it on Sunday when I take part in the craft fair at the Chieftain Hotel in Inverness (noon to 4pm – don't miss it).
I think it's unlikely we'll sell the required eighteen copies in one weekend, but you never know. The lucky purchaser will receive a mounted A4 print of their favourite snap from the book; if you want to be in with a chance, get along to Eden Court or the Chieftain this weekend. Or maybe Cromarty market next weekend.
Looking ahead to the next two thousand sales (we can dream), James and I have begun a new publicity drive by offering ourselves to Highland camera clubs as speakers. So far we've been pencilled in by Nairn CC and Great Glen CC in Fort Augustus. I also have my first solo gig planned – at Rosemarkie WI sometime next year.
If you're in a group in search of a moderately entertaining evening, we could be just what you need. Get in touch and arrange a date.
Willow, Maia and Pandora doing what cats do best when they're not mooching for food
They say the camera never lies, but the Pentax occasionally exaggerates the restfulness of the resident moggies. Willow, sleeping here as though she's never done a wrong thing in her life, had to be shut in her room today to enable Matchgirl and me to eat our tea without a small grey nose being poked into it.
I should have been out an about taking more snaps today. Because I didn't, blame Ian Rankin whose new Rebus novel was delivered yesterday by Mr Amazon. He probably sold two thousand copies in the first ten minutes of publication. But he won't be prouder of his book than we are of ours.
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