Yesterday I was planning a peaceful day in the office, and looking forward to telling you all about (in my lunch hour, of course, I would never skive during working hours) the photography club which I visited Monday evening.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans, don't you - they never quite go according to plan. Yesterday was a fine example of this.
Unfortunately my not-so-new boss has strained the ligaments at the side of her spine (ouch), so after three telephone calls from her, I had to put my 'production controller / designer / production manager' hat on. Images had to be researched and downloaded from the Internet, word documents formatted into InDesign style sheets, logos collected and inserted, colour proofs printed for proofing purposes, and I barely had time to blink. Let alone blog. I even left the office at an unsociable hour, the cleaners were hoovering around my desk as I was switching my Mac off and wishing it good night. Usually I'm running out the door at the stroke of five thirty. Huh. So much for my peaceful day.
Today is not as busy, but busy enough thank you. However, I have managed to take some time out for my autumn vegetables and mild spices soup, and low fat cottage cheese with pineapple, on rivittas, and write about the shenanigans at the photography club. See how good I am to you?
Apparently the club is celebrating it's 72nd anniversary this year. It's held in a local hall and it's aim is to encourage the development and enjoyment of photography as a hobby. Sounds a great idea to me. Monday night was competition night between this club and a neighbouring club, which meant slides and prints were discussed and marked out of ten by a very important judge. With tea and biscuits at half time.
What a welcoming lot the members are, everyone was kind and friendly. Although I have to warn you that I'm not the most confident person when I meet new people, and I found my cheeks burning the colour of my jacket (bright red) when I was asked to stand up and introduce myself. Eek. I also found myself fantasising about upgrading my camera, finances will have to vastly improve, and wishing to visit exotic and intriguing places to capture many idyllic scenes.
But for now, my 7.1 mega pixels will have to do. Next meeting is in the woods 10am on Sunday. Expect lots of pictures of trees. And maybe I'll be wearing my photography hat.
Picture of the day:
My drinking hat.