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Home is where the heart is.

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 My beautiful wife has a lump and its cancer, it's treatable and we have known for about 6 weeks. During that grey period between knowing there was a lump and having it confirmed we spent a week on Davaar Island in Scotland, a quite and fabulous place to get away from the world.

Calendar shots

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 A shot from last week while I was out and about shooting for next years calendar. The calendar is a year long project that starts well before the last one has run its course. This shot was from Froghall, a spot that has no pictures in next years calendar as yet. This shot won't make it into the calendar as it is in the wrong aspect.

Quick catch up

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 Well its been a few weeks and I've not updated this. So what have I been up to? First off we have had a great week in the Lake District, great weather and loads of good walking, what more could you want. Next I have had my second jab, all went well with no side effects. On the work front I have started work on the calendar for next year, putting it together not shooting the pictures, that has been going on for over a year. Picture today from a walk down Bradford Dale at the weekend.

Toffee

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 Such a shit few days, while I'm not in a position to say why, its my blog and I use this as a vent and a reminder for my feelings. It is mad that one small thing can effect your whole life. On a happier note meet Toffee, a great dog and a joy to photograph.

Robin

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 A busy few weeks, the night after I had the jab I was really unwell, and felt below par for a few days after that. Since then I've had photo shoots, tax returns to complete and updates to my on-line store and my stock of cards. All of which has kept me away from the blog and other jobs around the house. This shot was from the weekend in the garden, we had noticed a Robin flitting around as we worked so I grabbed my camera and put the unused spade in a likely position. A few minutes later this little chap showed up in just the right spot.

Jab

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 This time last year I was in the Lakes photographing this, there was talk of a lock down but nothing was yet official. Today I'm off for my vaccine jab, what a strange year.

New toys

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 Lock down has been so hard on so many businesses, I have friends that run pubs that have missed out on so much income over the summer and Christmas periods and shop owner that have been unable to open even while big supermarkets have continued to sell the same types of things. On a personal note work just stopped for months at a time, but I am lucky that I can switch from commercial work to my landscapes and sell on-line if needs must. This still means that I'm down by about 80% on my income, so to make the decision to invest what little I have in my business might seem a bad idea. And it would be if I had no faith that the work will come back, but I'm sure that it will and when it happens I need to be in the best shape possible. The back bone of any photography business after the photographer is the cameras, when I set up over 10 years ago I was running just 1 body and that was a low grade one at that. So first on my list was a new body, nearly £1000 of D7000 the latest camer