Sunday, 30 June 2013

Buxton Artist and Designer's Fair Today

We are exhibiting at the Artist and Designer's Fair in Buxton Pavilion Gardens. Nearly 50 top quality exhibitors, and it's a lovely warm, sunny day.

The show ends at 4.30pm today, Sunday 30th June, so still plenty of time to come and visit us. New Buxton photos on show too including the Opera House at night and Broad Walk from both ends. Also a new Bamburgh Castle image. Several new 1metre panorama's too.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Craft and Design Show Henley on Thames

It was the first day of the Craft and Design Show at Henley on Thames. Still 2 days to go if you are thinking about coming, our stand is B21.

I remembered to photograph the stand this morning on our little Panasonic Lumix camera.

Now we are in The Bear in Maidenhead, the other Wetherspoons pub in the town. Fish and chips tonight washed down with a pint of Meerkat Mild, so I will be comparing the Meerkat a bit later!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Craft and Design Show at Henley on Thames Friday to Sunday

Jan drove us down to set up our stand at the Craft and Design Show at the Henley Showground near Henley on Thames (just north of Henley on the road to Marlow). Our stand is B21. Jolly nice clear span marquees with no poles in the middle of the tent, they usually put a pole in the middle of your stand and you have to work around it! Solid floor and carpet too, luxury! About 200 exhibitors so lots to see apart from visiting us. The show is run by Craft in Focus, who always make sure the quality is kept high and the show will be really well organised.

I forgot to photograph the stand so will try and remember to do that tomorrow. I now have an SD card reader for my phone and tablet computer so can take pictures on our little Panasonic Linux camera for much better quality than my Samsung Galaxy S2, which has a rubbish camera.

We have dozens of new prints, including 10 prints at 100 x 50 cm, just right for a big space. There are also 8 posters, a good way to buy a big print for a low price. Special price for all books too.

In The Greyhound pub in Maidenhead now. Just round the corner from our Travelodge. It's a Wetherspoons pub so cheap food and beer. Curry night tonight, just waiting for my second pint. Oh, it's just arrived, must dash.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

My June Newsletter is now available - events, courses and new images all covered

I just published my June e-newsletter with details of events for June and July, courses and new images. Click the link below to take you to the iContact web site to view it.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Health and Photo Course

Thursday I had to visit the dentist in Knutsford to have a broken filling replaced. It needed a jab, so no pain at all. Called in at Booth's supermarket before coming home, they have an amazing selection of bottled beers and Jan thought they would help numb the pain. I didn't like to say there wasn't any! Stocked up with Dent T'Owd Tup, one of my favourites, and another 6 different beers.

Today I had acupuncture and massage on my bad back to keep me going for another few weeks. Walked up Eccles Pike this evening, fourth time this week, just 3 miles and 600 feet of ascent, so good exercise for the end of the day. I also walked 12 miles on Wednesday to Buxton and back, for a day in Gallery in the Gardens

Trying to build up the miles ready for finishing the Coast to Coast walk in August with good friend Al. Then in September walking the first part of the Alpine Pass Route, with Jan, Rob, Annie and Phil (we all did part 2 from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2006) from just south of Zurich to Grindelwald in Switzerland. 

Just booked a trip to Berlin for next month, lots to photograph there and 3 full days will give us a good chance of covering the most important views. The locations are spread out so I'm sure we'll do lots of walking there too. It will be our first overseas trip this year.

We have quite a few courses to run in the next few weeks as well as 3 shows, the first in Henley starting on Friday, and 2 in Buxton. This used to be a quieter time of year, not any more!

Heard at the start of the month that the Focus on Imaging show has been cancelled. This years was the last one. That's the end of an era. I guess it means we can go skiing later in the winter, rather than always going in January so that I have time to prepare darkroom prints for the stand display in February. We will miss not seeing everyone once a year too. We have made so many friends over the years at this show I think that's what I will miss the most.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Craft and Design Experience, Henley on Thames - Advanced Tickets

We are exhibiting at the Craft and Design Experience near Henley on Thames from 21st to 23rd June, 10am to 5pm each day, stand B21. Both Jan and I will be there, unlike Wisley and Crowthorne later in the year when Jan will be there on her own to save my bad back.

We will have lots of photographs and all 4 of my books at reduced prices.

Click the link below to buy advanced tickets at less than you will pay on the day. There will be around 200 exhibitors, so lots to see, all high quality as the show is organised by Craft in Focus who are pretty strict on who can exhibit with them. Come and say hello if you come along.