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.


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.

The Pride 4

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.

Comment from Amanda at 12:54 on 29 November 2012.
Another great picture of your furry family-my senior cat also is partial to any food we eat-especially chips!
Comment from James at 09:07 on 30 November 2012.
Fingers crossed for the 2,000th sale this weekend. I have a signed book sitting here ready for the lucky buyer!! Come along to Eden Court and say hello. Friday 12-8pm. Sat and Sunday 10-5pm.
Comment from Russell at 09:26 on 30 November 2012.
Forget Eden Court on Sunday afternoon – try the Chieftain Hotel, 12-4pm, instead!
Comment from James at 21:18 on 30 November 2012.
Try both???
Comment from Amanda at 23:20 on 01 December 2012.
Good luck, hope you both do well !

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