Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Great advice on photographing your horse

I've just watched this short video on horse photography and thought I would share it with you. It's on the Horse & Country website and here it is, courtesy of H&C.

My photographs of John are rather hit and miss so I'm looking to improve. I will be dusting off my camera this weekend and popping down to the yard for a few action shots - just call me the David Bailey of Dedham.

I would love to hear more tips on taking great photographs so if you have any hints or good advice why not share them?










Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Customer service - aargh!

I had rather a surreal experience the other day, perhaps surreal isn't the correct word but not sure what is.

I was in the process of returning a pair of pumps I'd bought for my daughter from a well known store. She had hardly worn them and within a fortnight of buying them one had started to fall apart (the shoe not me I hasten to add). Anyway, there I am at the customer service desk explaining the situation to a shop assistant. All I wanted to do was exchange the faulty shoes for another pair exactly the same - but her response rather took me by surprise.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Autumn winter in summer

I recently spent the day in London where I attended several autumn winter launches and met some very nice people. Because I no longer live in the Capital I try to fit in several meetings or events in one day to make it more worthwhile travelling in from the country.

So there I am walking through the sunny, hot city, off to see the Cath Kidston winter range, thinking how lovely summer is and how beautiful central London looks in the sunlight. I got in there and was greeted with the CK Christmas collection *gulp*. I should have been expecting it but I wasn't...

Anyway, there are some lovely pieces there and I'm sure this is only part of the range yet to come.