Finally there is a little time to update the website. We have been very busy with the salon which has been an enormous success.
A nervous start to ensure that all went well and there were no hiccups with the mechanics of the weekend for the judges. The new
projector was superb and Bharat tapped all of the right keys in the right order. I had the most important job of baking cakes and
making tea - we had to have some excuse for the nervous toilet breaks we were all having. There was no need to panic though,
it was a triumph. Just now we are getting the brochure ready to post off (an ordeal in itself) and then there are a couple of talks
which we have to present to other clubs. When all this is completed we will start again for the 2nd Salon and repeat the process.
In the meantime there have been a couple of occasions when I have been invited to photograph a pheasant shoot. I'm not surprised
that few people take up this challenge as the slightest wind catches you out in the open fields. I have stood there for hours waiting
for the next passing pheasant to fly over to realise that my concentration has gone and so to the bird by the time I get my finger on
the button - ah well, the guns missed too.
Naomi is, as we speak, in Thailand preparing for a trip up to Burma and then on to Hong Kong. She'll be gone for over a month and
I don't really want to talk too much about it as I'm seriously jealous. Ian and Sue have been to Africa again (without me) and have
returned with a bag full of photos. Lastly, Bharat is preparing to swan off to warmer climes for the winter to visit his daughter in Africa.
I'll just stay at home shall I and stand in windy open fields surrounded by dead birds? Oh to win the lottery.
This photo is the latest attempt at getting my name out there. What do you think?