yesterday was a productive day. the advent of spring always makes me feel like being a bit more productive (after the slothsomeness of winter!). i managed to print the first separation of the second edition of 'shipping forecast and cuppa'. i've changed the layout a little bit so it will be easier to frame. hopefully i'll get the prints finished this weekend and have them in the etsy and folksy shops next week.
i can't really take credit for the next item on the list but it made me feel like i'd done some spring cleaning without actually lifting a finger... a lovely young man knocked on our door and asked if he could polish the letterbox and door knob as he was setting up a business and needed some examples for his portfolio. a very nice job he did too, if you're brighton based and you'd like him to give your door furniture the once over then his name is sebastian and his number is 07506250947.
with thoughts of photographing the newly shiny knob i discovered, to my horror that our camera was kaput and displaying an E18 error message. thank heavens for t'internet, a quick search revealed that E18 signifies a lens error, probably something to do with being transported in my sand filled bag (by rights the sandpits at our local park should be empty, we bring so much home with us after each visit). anyway, i disassembled (cyber chums, you can only imagine what a very fiddlesome operation this was) the camera using the online instructions and removed the offending grains using a scalpel blade and hey presto, the camera lives to snap another day.
i also took advantage of the free business cards offer (for folksy sellers) at moo. i loves a bargain as you know. having saved the princely sum of £10.99 i then blew £25 (i know! but really, what is in the cheaper ones?) on some non toxic nail varnish and remover. i chose the shade 'kilt lifter' (love the name), i'll let you know how it works out.