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

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All The Fun Of The Photo Fair

by admin - 17:09 on 11 May 2013

Today I was in two places at once: the monthly market at Cromarty and the Photography Fair at Strathpeffer.

Highlight of the day at Cromarty was the very unexpected appearance of Tess's two biggest German fans, Helga and Peter, who are over for a few days visiting friends and family. They've become virtual friends since buying Eilean Dubh and then A Cat Called Tess, so it was good to meet them in real life.

It was only after they'd gone that I wondered if I should have offered to introduce them to Matchgirl and The Pride (I'm not very hostly) but it's probably just as well that I didn't. Not only has her leg still not recovered from her marathon exertions, she also has a cold, for which I've been blamed. Visitors might not have been welcome at The Rural Retreat.

While all that was happening, a selection of my framed prints was on show, alongside those of several other Highland snappers, in the Spa Pavilion. Books, cards, prints and calendars were available at the sales table.

Matchgirl and I caught the last half hour of the day's business where we were pleased to find lots of visitors and a good buzz around the room. My hopes of having to replenish my stock were dashed, although in my absence I'd made a few sales. The big selling day may be tomorrow when customers return after measuring pictures and matching them with spaces on their walls.

There's a huge variety of subject matter and presentational styles, so get along to Strathpeffer tomorrow between 10am and 4pm. Entry is free.

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