Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


No Time For Snappery

by admin - 20:23 on 13 November 2012

Press day for the latest edition of Chatterbox is not far away, which means it's little surprise that another media crisis has blown up: our advertising manager has put in her notice after two months on the job; a change of treasurer has revealed some fiscal confusion (none of it fraudulent, I emphasise – just confused).

This has left The Chief Chatterer and I with lots to do and not a huge amount of time for snappery, especially since Matchgirl fled to Shetland and left me in sole charge of The Pride. Maia, you'll be pleased to hear, looks a little better, although her lugubrious air makes it difficult to judge.

The Fearless Ones, however, are in danger of becoming The Single-Minded Ones. As soon as they're let into the garden they rush to the bird feeders and stay there – Willow lurking on the ground or in the bushes, Pandora on top of the gate post. The birds keep a sensible distance, so there's little likelihood of any action snaps.

There's even less action in the snaps featured in an article in the latest RPS Journal, a publication that often goes straight over my head. This was one of the exceptions – a project by Luke Smith on the modern fear of photographing children. His images include a party, a beach and a playing field in which the children are absent. Very thought-provoking (rubbish website, though).

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