Camera? Who bothers to take a camera on shoots?
Gun? Check. Cartridges? Check. Dog, boots, ear-defenders, cash for tips, the sweepstake on the bag / shots fired? All of those and more? Check yes, to all. But a camera? Who bothers to take a camera on shoots? Making, or taking a call, on a shoot, is quite rightly, frowned upon. Taking a picture, or two, at apposite moments, generally is not. Between drives, at ‘elevenses,’ the dog bringing a bird to hand after a drive, every shoot has old Tom, or another beater, face tanned, lined, and creased from years out in the open, been on the shoot for a thousand years… would look great – if only you could paint, in oils… but you have your camera in your pocket, so take some pictures. Liveryman Paul Fievez tell us the how and why … read more
The Oxygen of life and Covid-19
Liveryman Stephen Box got through Covid-19 with the help of his discovery; he says … ‘Covid-19 is presenting challenges to healthcare, the most significant of which is the supply of ventilators to help people for whom coronavirus has attacked their lungs making it difficult for them to breath. We now hear that Imperial College, London are working with Mercedes Formula1 racing in Northampton to produce a device that can attach to a source of medical oxygen and deliver the required oxygen through a facemask. But Mercedes Forumula1 can only produce 1,000 units per day and you still need 1,000 hospital beds with an oxygen supply, and the care staff. But there is an established German technology, only known to the astute few in the UK …. read more
Locked down with a book
No matter what is going on in the world, a good book can provide insight, comfort or a welcome escape. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues and many of us are seeking entertainment while staying at home, reading offers some respite and relaxation. In the first of a series #OrvisBookClub looks at two very different books by authors who have pursued a love of fishing throughout their lives. Courtessy of Liverman Claire Zambuni … read more …