Out of Office

Hello there!

Today’s edition of Cameras and Kitties is brought to you from the Garden of chateau Dempster. It’s so nice to finally have some warm weather, and sitting at the patio table under a gorgeous blue sky is just wonderful. However, as soon as I came outside, Neko decided it was time for him to go in, cheeky little sod!

If it’s an image heavy blog you’re after, today is not your day. Today I am purely checking in and making sure I keep this thing remotely up to date. Tomorrow though, I will be shooting. And on Friday too. In fact I have quite a few good shoots coming up over the next few months, I’ve even booked one as far ahead as July, which feels unreal.

While work has been so slow the past couple of months, today I am feeling quite thankful for that. It’s been nice to take a step down and use that time to organise my head space a little. Obviously, losing Leica was awful, but I’m so glad I got to spend so much time with her during her short little life. I certainly don’t miss 12 hour plus, long days. I’m starting to feel a bit like myself again. Naturally there are bad days too, but on the whole I feel much more human.

So, while you patiently await some bigger news stories, I will fill you in on a few smaller ones. Firstly, Joe and I have decided to look into fostering. I know I’m certainly not ready for a new fur baby yet, as much as I miss baby girl, the time just doesn’t feel quite right yet. Fostering seemed like a good idea as not only will it give a homeless cat the chance of finding a forever home, it will keep us busy and take our minds off the pain of losing Leica. At least until we can look back and smile.

Secondly, I finally have some work coming in. Seven days in a row of it in fact. I’m going to be so knackered by next Sunday, but I totally need some of my own money again! Not only do we have bills to pay, but there are things I want to do and places I want to go, so it’s all good.

Speaking of places to go, that brings me on to my trip to Devon in two weeks time. Not only will I be spending some time with my Dad for his 60th birthday, but I will actually be shooting down there for the first time in two years and I am super excited. I have a studio, I have a hair stylist, now all I need is a make-up artist and some models. So excited.

Today, I did a thing. A thing that may not seem much to many people, but for me it is a huge deal. I went for my induction at the gym. It felt really good to be taking the first steps towards making positive changes to my health, not only have I really let myself go over the last few years but my general well being has really suffered for it. Sneer if you want, but for me this is a small accomplishment. I’ve done this before and I am determined to do it again. I know things about health and fitness are pretty boring to read, so I’ll try not to post about it too much. After all this is Cameras and Kitties, not Cameras and Kitties and Chubby Bitches. Though I may change my mind!

Neko has come to join me, he seems to find it curious that his human is sitting out in the garden where normally only he spends time. Hope he gets used to it, because I’d love to spend much more time out here over the summer.

Well, there we have it for now. There’s a fair bit of stuff going on meaning more camera and kitty related stories are well on their way. I hope you’re all enjoying the beautiful Spring weather as much as Neko and me.

Until next time.

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Self-Conscious Photographer and Crazy Cat Lady from Birmingham, UK.

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