Help spread some cheer this Christmas

My team has been challenged to take over the Oxfam Shop in Covent Garden, London on Wednesday.  We are trying to raise as much money as we can for this worthy cause. Oxfam is an international confederation of charitable organizations focused on the alleviation of global poverty. Oxfam was originally founded at 17 Broad Street in Oxford, Oxfordshire, in 1942 as…

Would you be willing to help?

For the next assignment in my photography course I have to shoot a portrait and try different lighting, props etc to create a music album cover.  I have some ideas but I need a willing volunteer to model for me! Would you have time (and patience) to let me take some portraits of you?  …

I’ve been cheating on you with another…

I have neglected my blog a little of late as I have been incredibly busy but I also have a confession… Since I have embarked on my photography course with the British Academy of Photography I have been keeping myself busy with assignments and learning how to use Lightroom. As I have paid for a…

A brief love affair

You will recall I mentioned not so long ago about being excited to be the owner of a Leica camera.  Well I am about to sell it! Don’t get me wrong, I love it but the photography course I have started ensures that you take all of your photos in manual mode. The Leica can…

Back in the saddle

This week has been very active but sadly that has not equated to much physical activity. At the start of the week I was in Rotterdam for work,  (Richard went home to Devon and Tilly to her place in the country). Of course, it’s not a long flight but all the usual issues of travelling…

City to city 

Had a work trip to Rotterdam earlier this week. Not much time to relax but it was interesting. Managed to snap some interesting shots flying over London on the return. Also got some fun snaps tied to the conference I attended with thanks to the Axe (Lynx) team and Instagram … As you can see…

Time for another gym assessment…

It’s been about 10 weeks since we joined the Essex Golf and Country Club and my gym attendance is going strong.  It has enabled me to be focussed and allows us to both get out and have a decent round of exercise (which was the intention). Richard has found his groove in the pool whilst…

David Bailey? Mario Testino?

  …I don’t think so but I will keep trying! I am considering doing a photography course to try and get the most from my Leica but that won’t be for a couple of weeks. My boss, however, had the bright idea that we could do with some team portraits for our profiles.  Initially, I…

Work (out) Bitch!

Thanks to Britney the opening section of my work out today was harder than it should have been.  Work Bitch queued up on my playlist and I decided to match the speed of the traak whilst on the bike. Of course this was in the hardest section of my bike routine!   And then I…

A Relaxing Day

A relaxing (albeit autumnal) day at Woburn Abbey with friends. It gave me an excuse to test drive my Leica.  I am not sure what I am doing yet but these are my favourite photos from today.

I Leica it a lot!

After lots of deliberation and years of thinking about it, I took the plunge and got a Leica camera. I confess I cannot afford a brand new one but knowing how robust and advanced the cameras are, I managed to buy a really good quality D Lux 5 today. I have only been messing around…

Gym’ll fix it

Another day and another trip to the gym (well last night). I’ve done really well this week with three sessions at the gym since Saturday. Last night was the first post work session and although it was tough when I started I just got on with it.  To quote my colleagues I smashed it! I…