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.


Finance and Flowers

by admin - 19:38 on 10 January 2013

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that Tore Art Gallery has disappeared from my list of book stockists. This doesn't mean we've been banished – the sad fact is that the gallery closed at the end of the year because the owner wished to retire from business and spend more time with her paint box.

This was a blow, because as well as selling books for us it was the only permanent outlet for my prints. But, as I mentioned yesterday, life is change.

So today I called in to retrieve unsold goods and pocket a cheque for the sale of a brace of prints, several Bumper Books of Black Isle Snappery and a few Cats Called Tess. As earlier I'd delivered more Bumper Books to Waterstone's, and yesterday received a cheque from another outlet, there's been a promising start to 2013, especially as retail movement is always sluggish in January and February.

Let's hope it continues in Cromarty on Saturday when I attend the first of the year's markets: Victoria Hall, 11am to 3pm – don't miss it.


In the afternoon I attempted to make good my promise to produce a more worthy contribution to The January Snapathon than yesterday's bay view. My chosen subject, captured with the aid of a right-angle viewfinder and a cardboard box as a tripod, was one of the small clumps of primula under our willow tree. Much better, I think you'll agree.

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