I have known jeweller Judith Brown for many years as we would often exhibit at the same craft shows together and have a catch up maker chat each year. Recently she started using her jewellery making skills to create some rather gorgeous meadow flower bouquets out of wire.
Recently, after having such a beautiful dawn chorus experience, I wrote a piece (for next years journal) about always noticing birds but never being able to capture them in a photograph. I realised it was something that I would like to learn one day. Then I though to myself ONE DAY? Why not start now? I was about go to Wales to look out onto a marsh full of wading birds so it seemed like a good practice opportunity. I already had a telephoto lens but being someone who likes to travel light I didn't have a tripod. So I bought one and took it on it's first outing.
It was just the wrong time AND just the right time to have booked a weekend at the sea. Wrong because it meant we couldn't go and view a house that we really liked the look of straight away, but right because we were out of the way for our estate agent to show people around our flat. Last week was high drama in the house buying department. We lost our buyer AND we lost our seller so we were back at square one after seven long months of waiting.