I have literally been taken on a magical mystery tour as an early treat for my birthday. I had no idea where we were going as we headed up the A3(M) and onto the circular car park that is the M25. As we neared Watford I saw tourist signs for Warner Bros. Studios and began thinking that maybe I knew our destination. Shortly after we arrived at those studios for The Making of Harry Potter studio tour.
My daughter, Kirsten, looked beautiful in her red dress as she posed for pictures with friend, Lauren, and brother, Lewis, before setting off for her end of school Prom. She traveled there in style by car with an escort of dozens of scooters arranged by Ian.
Another lovely walk … this time with 24 mad flatcoats, one spaniel and their owners. It was a welcome chance to meet up again with members of River’s Blacklake line at Cranfield near Milton Keynes.
Lewis was coming down the stairs and I noticed the beautiful...
Two 100K milestone announcements in one week for another of the inspirational people I follow … Ted Forbes and his Art of Photography YouTube channel. Very well done Ted! Your introductions to the many and varied photographers from the past and present has...
Great to see Mike Browne has gone well past the 100,000 subscribers milestone and received his award from YouTube. Well done Mike you thoroughly deserve it; you’ve taught me so...
Delighted to receive a coffee machine as a present recently. It takes espresso coffee and pods (haven’t tried these yet) and can make everything from sensible black coffee to delicious cappuccino. Bought some cheap espresso coffee at the supermarket which was a bad idea as it tasted foul so went back and bought some Lavazza which was delicious. Great fun and messy (that is fun also) to froth up the milk with the steamer although I will need more practice in order to perfect the beast creamy topping without too many bubbles. Just realised I will need to pop back to the shop to get some chocolate to sprinkle on the top.
Spent a lovely morning with our two flat coated retrievers, Iggy and River, walking through the Holywell Estate to raise awareness and money for the Canine Partners charity.
Word had circulated on social media prior to going but we were surprised and delighted to meet up with other members of River’s family and their owners comprising: Emmie (her Grandmother), Mollie (her Mother) and her sisters Xenna and Isla. Jack, another young flattie we have known for some time, joined the happy group.
Karl Rudziak is a Portsmouth artist working on his project “We Don’t Need Culture” to meet with and draw the people of Portsmouth and ultimately create 50 paintings.
My photography project is to capture the moment, documentary style, of Karl sketching in amongst the people of Somerstown in the centre of Portsmouth. I’m trying to blend in and go un-noticed while Karl chats with the locals, gains their trust and produces his sketches.