Pride and publicity

Well, Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall, as they say in Proverbs 16:18. And so it came to pass that the BBC decided not to proceed with the filming, and failed to tell us until we rang. There is a fair amount of wailing and rending of garments going on locally at the moment as many spinsters of the parish (and a few married ladies) were looking forward to seeing Matt Baker.

Which all goes to show that it is unwise to count your chickens before they hatch.

The publicity would have been nice, but all is not lost as we have a journalist from Notts TV coming to film. It’s a slightly smaller crew than the BBC (in fact it’s one man with a camera) but it’s TV all the same.

However, talking of cynical media tricks, isn’t that a cute, but out of context goat in the featured image? It’s worth a dozen extra views.

Only a short post for now as I am busy with more salt dough. With only a week to go I need a 300 shapes for kids to paint and 100 tiles for our art installation. See, the media is rubbing off on me, I’d never have said “art installation” last month. I’ve handled so much salt in the last week I swear my fingers are beginning to mummify.


They look like alpacas but they are meant to be lambs

If archaeologists ever dig me up all they will find is my finger tips and three gold teeth. It’s not much to leave to posterity

On the other hand, what has posterity ever done for me?



6 thoughts on “Pride and publicity

  1. Julia Davis-Coombs

    Love those piggy shapes; fits right in with the theme of that presentation the other day.
    Also, I thought all along it was a good idea to ‘accept’ both TV offers, anything connected to bureaucracy often ends up delayed (in which case you’d have a second batch of publicity eventually) or cancelled (in which case you get _something_!).

    1. quercuscommunity

      Yes, the pigs are good.I now have some new cutters and Julia has commissioned me to provide a flower bed with salt dough flowers. At this rate Blue Peter will be ringing me! I will, of course, say that I have had other offers and will play it cool.


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