The meeting between the two former patients from the Soft Toy Clinic (Etsy Listing #79124185) and their Best Friend, RE was a sight to behold, and extremely gratifying to witness. Everywhere RE went in our flat, Ed Ted went with him, and when Big Koala was re-introduced, apparently RE, without thinking, did to him what he had always done as a young lad - turned him round and round, from head to toe, like a top. (That was several decades ago, you must realise!) RE really liked his new appearance and the tactile nature of his new plush fur. Success all round, then! (But another replacement task ahead for me!)
The visit lasted a little longer than initially intended, with an overnight stay and a second lunch (it had been 12 years since we had all been together, and there was a lot of catching up to do). Even with Peter under the weather still - it's now 4 weeks today since the bug attacked and we're going to have to do something drastic to get him better - we all enjoyed ourselves. However, it meant I had more time to put RE to work on behalf of the ColdhamCuddlies - helping me work out the lighting positions for the new mini Photographic Studio. (We found one of the two free-standing lights were defective, so it's on its' way back to the distributors for replacement). However, I now have an idea of how to make the best use of the studio for future photo sessions - when the gardens are not available (as they are not today) Winter has finally arrived. and although there has been bright sunlight, the minus temperatures on offer do not encourage outside photographic sessions!
Even though the Photographic Studio was not really put into use very much, RE - who has been a professional photographer in the past - did give me some pointers and also took some more photographs of Cy Bear and myself, so that we can vary the profile pictures here at www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com, our shop (yet to be accomplished) and on the main Google site enabling our access to this blog. These have been posted this evening, and hopefully will attract a few extra visitors to each site eventually! We thought that folks might be getting somewhat tired of the same pictures ad infinitum.
|Taken in the Resident's Hall, here in Heytesbury and shows my arthritic fingers - alas!|
|RE and Cy were trying out different backgrounds in the Photo Studio here|
Good-bye for the time being. Isobel