Saturday the 16th of May was the coming together of "The Pack" at the MK arena in Milton Keynes.
"The Pack" are the team of volunteers chosen to work at the 13 different game venues or fanzones or in transport for the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Our journey began on the 14th February 2014 there were 20,000 applicants, then came the interview stage, 10,000 applicants were interviewd last summer, then in Febrary this year 6,000 of the applicants found out if they had been successful.
I am one of the successful applicants and I feel quite honoured to have been chosen out of the 20,000 people who applied.
This past Saturday 4,000 of us got together to meet and bond and continue our special journey, a fantastic and interactive event was put on for us we sang Jerusalem (in tune) and got to meet and hear some of the greats of English, Welsh and French rugby speak, Jason Leonard, Bill Beaumont, Will Greenwood, Lawrence" Dallaglio, Shane Williams, Serge Betsen and last but by no means least the epic Maggie Alfonsi of the Womans England team, Inspired us to be and do all that we can to make this Rugby World Cup the best that has ever and will ever be
So I for one will be taking as much as I can from this experience and giving all that I can for the Rugby World Cup 2015
"Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
Bring me my chariot of fire!
I will not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land"
Recently I have had the pleasure of photographing some stunning floral creations by the lovely Victoria at Peppermint Rose Flowers, based in Bristol.
Victoria has a totally fresh take on floral design for any event, she specialises in Wedding flowers but will take on any commission you may need flowers for.
I really have had a fantastic time working with Victoria she has a lot of interesting ideas and is very passionate about her work and the beauty that she creates.
Why not pop along to her Facebook page or twitter feed and take a look at her stunning work and maybe even order yourself some lovely flowers
Facbook:- Peppermint Rose Flowers
The Secure field is now Dog Field UK http://www.dogfielduk.com
Please do not contact me about the Dog field, I am not the owner or part of it.
The Secure field is based in Westerleigh, North Bristol.It's a secure place that you can take your dog/s to have some off lead time to train or just play, perfect for dogs that are reactive or just need to learn a recall before walking off lead in a public place.
The Secure field is run by Jo and Sam and their nominated Charity is Bristol DAWG, and all funds raised go to them, it is £5 per hour for a single person with up to 4 dogs or £8 for two people sharing a booking with their dogs. they even supply toy's if you forget to bring your own.
I took my two Weimaraner's Jackson and Bella, to have some fun and do a little training, and as you can see they had a great time and look forward to going again, and this time we don't plan on getting locked in the car park, whereby we needed rescuing , all in a good day's fun for us!
To make a booking and for registration documents contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the highlighted area at the start of this blog post to link to the Secure field website
Sneak peak of Rick and Sarita's wedding at Hebron Church, Long Ashton & The Hilton Double tree's Cadbury House
Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Barmby, who married at Hebron church Long Ashton in Bristol.
Sarita wore a beautiful white satin dress that was embroidered and covered in diamante's. and her hair and makeup were done by family..
Rick and his groomsmen wore a lovely grey 3 piece suit with a dark purple cravat and rotary watch cog cufflinks.
The bridesmaids were in pretty dresses that were the same lovely deep purple colour as the groomsman's cravats.
The cake was made by Occasions cakes of Bristol
The reception was held at the Hilton Double Trees, Cadbury house, and this stunning location is where they partied the night away with friends and family.
Church Hebron Church, Long Ashton
Reception Hilton Double Trees Cadbury House
Cake Occasions Cakes, Bristol
Wow what a day, the sun shone and the supporters came on en mass to watch the biggest game of the year, the Green V's Purple Impact Charity rugby match in aid of the Jessie May Trust and the Children's Hospice South West.
Both teams were fit and ready to play and boy did they play, with the purple team beating the green team 19-10, they hope to have raised at least 10K from yesterday's event, which also included live music from the well known Bristol duo Mark Venus and Onika Patterson, as well as fair ground rides and face painting.
A huge well done to all the players and everyone who took park in some way in the last 10 weeks.
More images to follow.............
What more fun could you have on your childs first birthday but booking in for a cake smash photoshoot, here is Isabel enjoying her very own cake to smash!
Happy first Birthday Isabel
So Wednesday night was a BIG night for the Impact boys up at the home of the Bristol Barbarians, the boy's up until now have trained as one but this night would be their last night as a whole group as they were being split into their separate Green - Childrens Hospice South West and Purple - Jessie May Trust teams and from now on for their final few weeks they will train and bond as teams.
So their last night training as a whole was taken by Soeli O'Hagan of Amazon workout Bristol
A few months ago I was asked to photograph the Plowright Organic farm in Bridgwater for the Soil Association as they were writing an article about Mark the Apprentice that had been working on the farm with Richard the farms owner for the past 2 years.
It is a lovely farm that produce lots of lovely fresh organic vegetables and salad things and yes I did bring some home to sample.
Sally Morgan, the Author and Editor of Organic farming magazine recently gave me a couple of copies so that I could read the article and of course Blog about it.
It's not very often that you see something so beautiful as a field full of flowering red poppies, but it's happening in a field just outside of Bristol right now, so I just had to go there and see this lovely sight for myself.
It seems quite fitting that this should happen on the the 70th Anniversary of the D day landing's in Normandy
The Ex England International Rugby Scrum half who has also played for Bristol Rugby Club and Saracens Rugby Club, who has in recent years turned to ice dancing after appearing on and winning ITV's Dancing on ice in 2007.
He returned to Bristol to coach the Impact team who are training before their big charity match on August the 16th at the home of the Bristol Barbarians, Norton Lane, Whitchurch, as well as the rugby game their will be live music, a raffle and a BBQ.
The impact team hope to raise at least 10K after raising 6k last year.
This year's charity's who will benefit are the Jessie May Trust and Children's Hospice South West.
Clair Huckle Photography
Bristol Based Photographer