Tweeting the tweet

Today I was working at my computer in my upstairs office. I had the window wide open despite the pouring rain and relatively cool temperatures, in order to be ready to take photos of the fledglings who are frequenting our feeders. It has been like Piccadilly circus...

Going crazy in Lockdown?

How are you doing in Lockdown? My interest in virtual shows is waning slightly, though I need to make some videos for the Royal Windsor Horse show virtual style. Meanwhile as you know I like to take pictures of horses in herds moving at a gallop. Here’s a total...

Time to build the exhibition stand!

Tuesday 28th April 2020 would have been the day to build the exhibition stand for Wisley’s Craft in Focus Spring Fair. I look forward to this normally and so missing out because of ‘you-know-what’ is a great shame. I thought therefore that as we have...
Talking the talk

Talking the talk

I mentioned the other day that as we walk through the countryside various words pop into my head, and we discuss them, sometimes having a good laugh about them, sometimes wondering about the origins. So this week’s word is Livery. To me as a horse obsessed...

Walking the walk

Our daily lockdown exercise tends to be a walk in the local countryside, and we are very fortunate that we can do this largely without meeting anyone, so retaining our social distancing obligations. While walking various topics of conversation come up, though we walk...

Facing up to it!

Portrait Shoot, January 2020 Well, well, how tricky it is for a photographer to be the subject of photography! In general, we photographers are behind the camera for a reason, and I certainly don’t usually enjoy the process of being photographed. However, from time to...

Bonfire night

Bonfire night is always freezing cold in my memory Do you love the fireworks? My abiding memory of bonfire night when I was small was of toffee apples and an amazing firework display. The weather was crisp and dry, the bonfire was enormous and roaring up to the sky,...

Household cavalry on TV

Did you happen to see the lovely programme on TV about the household cavalry? I was very amused to see the horse riding training episode, where several of the youngsters had enormous difficulty getting onto their horses. Some also fell off as soon as they were asked...

Not so very surprising!

At the Royal Windsor Horse show last week I met a number of old friends, which was not surprising. ‘Horsey people’ gathered together in a common interest like that – it stands to reason doesn’t it? And it’s very much part of what I love...

Spring has sprung!

Spring has arrived in our garden and the daffodils are almost over, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone! I thought you might like to see something that’s not a horse, so here’s a lovely pot of daffodils and tulips bursting forth in harmony on...