Business Trip

We’d been on the look-out for a second-hand card spinner for some time – but they’re not so easy to come by around here. People tend to acquire them with large purchases of postcards and keep them for years, until they eventually fall apart. So it was exciting to find an ad on a local buy-sell site from a guy with a souvenir shop in Methoni who was selling a couple of spare stands and spinners.

After quite a few back-and-forths on messenger, we headed over to Methoni to check out two of the stands. The only time either of us have driven this way during lockdown was driving to Pylos for our 1st Covid injection, so it was quite a treat to get out somewhere different. Luckily we have a paper which allows business related travel – so all was legal and above board.

We stopped off on Finikounda seafront for a quick take-away coffee and spanakopitta on the way back to Charakopio. It was a beautiful day and pretty heavenly sitting there for a while, overlooking the deserted beach and glinting sea. A rare treat.

The stand we chose was in pretty good condition but was, unfortunately black… so of course much painting had to be done as black just isn’t a colour which belongs in the studio…

I’m pretty pleased with the stand now… although we will need to print quite a few more postcards to do it justice!


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