All is gloom, doom and turmoil! European politicians wrangle about Greece, share prices in China have collapsed, violence seems to be worldwide and Andy Murray is out of Wimbledon.
Further bad news, a large town in West Yorkshire was stolen this week; the police are looking for Leeds!
Finding things in my wife’s handbag is also a major problem; we need a dump skip to hold its contents whilst its being searched.
But be not afraid, the good news is that the new season of the Fordingbridge Camera Club starts again on 9th September. Our website, www.fordingbridgecameraclub.org.uk contains our new programme.
It is a mixture of talks by visiting top photographers coupled with opportunities to show your work on top quality equipment and have it commented on by experienced photographic judges.
Our speakers in the coming season include Sheila Haycox, (well known for landscape photography) and Paul Keene, a highly regarded wildlife photographer. Visitors are always welcome for a small fee.
In addition to our regular meetings, we devote many evenings to those who want, as a group, to set themselves new challenges and then to review the results collectively. These additional sessions have proven to be very popular but are only open to club members.
In the meanwhile, why not come and see our stand at the summer country shows. We will be at many of them: Ellingham Show Saturday 8th August and Frogham Fair Saturday 29th August. You can talk about photography, pick the brains of some of our experienced members and take a close look at our work.
Talking of turmoil, I have just heard that a truck containing a consignment of glue has spilled its load on the M27. Drivers are being advised to stick to the inside lane!