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This blog is a window into my creative business and lifestyle. I love the outdoors and going on adventures. Photography and videography are a way of life and this allows me to capture the people and adventures along the way. I also enjoy any form of creativity and I am always keen to try new things.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


Just finished 3 days shooting at the Bushcraft Show 2013 at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire. The Bank holiday brought much needed sunshine and the event was very successful and busy. The work load was tough as I was producing video and photography and could have done with the ability to be in two places at once. I will thank Anne though who was a great help throughout the weekend!

The images look great and I am positive the edited film will look just as good. I even managed to eat a live bug at the Bear Grylls stand. Actually tasted pretty good!

The organisers managed to fly a group of Massai dancers over from Africa (who they and a bushcraft school have been working with out in Africa) so they could perform traditional dance. They sold beadwork and there was a charity auction to help raise funds for there village back in Africa. It was a great experience to see them dance and the auction raised several thousand pounds. 6 out of the 7 dancers had never been outside of there native village and I couldn't help but smile to see 7 traditionally dressed Massai dancers stood eating baked potatoes from the spud van, it was good to see and the whole event would have been an amazing experience for them. Great work!

See www.thebushcraftshow.co.uk to get any details for the 2014 show.

Sunday, 12 May 2013


An awesome Birthdays present from my parents to do a rally experience on a circuit next to Silverstone. I think this is about the only time I have been happy for the weather to rain. You can't drive a rally car without some good mud! It was extremely fun, starting with a circuit with one of the instructors to explain the turns and the hand break technique on the corners and then it was my turn to do 8 laps of the circuit.

It was a great bone shaking experience and after a couple of laps it was possible to get the speed up. Very noisy and bumpy as you would expect from this kind of driving and just as I started to get the hand break turns smoother and the corners memorised the laps were over! It was a great gift and one I very much enjoyed and will remember for a long time.

My Dad also took a circuit as a passenger with one of the instructors to get a taster experience. He enjoyed the lap!

Great fun!