Friday, August 31, 2007

New Camera

Bought a new camera, mainly for the business, a Fuji Finepix S9600. It's nearly an SLR but not quite. Very good though and so far am having a good time with it. The main shots that will be taken will be ones like the header of this blog, of bricks and homes. But there'll be some others like the macro's of the flowers around the place and some action shots.
It's very easy to use and has many manual functions. The 28mm lens gives a great wide shot and should be good for shots of homes, especially those with a wide frontage. Now I just have to learn some good photography techniques! The shots above were taken at my place, two macro shots, a daisy and a reed with droplets of water. Then an action shot of Lara.
Not bad seeing as I had to kick the ball, focus and shoot in a few seconds!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Our wild stallion and equine flu

Check out our lawn mower! Don't have to start it, give it fuel, push it (sometimes) and it goes all night.
Bossy's his name for a good reason too.
Talking about Horsies, this equine flu thing seems to be a bit of a farce. Yep I understand the need to be careful about spreading the disease etc but it's only really affecting the racing crew. If a horse gets it it's like getting the flu ourselves, we lay low and get better, and that's the whole issue!
Horses have to lay low, that's fine for ours that's all they do anyway but for the racers it's all about the $$$$$ As if they don't have enough anyway!

Friday, August 17, 2007

The adventures of Glenn and Stuey

Well we have an employee, the big stumeister, a very good friend of mine. It's great having him around and we work well together. We have some rather funny times also so I thought that now and then I'd have and adventures of Glenn and Stuey section on the blog.
Today the big Stu nearly had a major issue. It's hard to explain in full without actions but as we were about to pull up a mold Stuey bumped himself on the saw bench which propelled him towards the soft blocks in the molds and towards me. So imagine the look on his face as he's falling towards me and the wet bricks and my face as I brace myself to catch him. Now think about how it looks when one man is supporting another like a bridge over a bunch of wet bricks! He he. I pushed him back and we lifted the molds. No damage done and much laughter was had by all!