I'm enjoying my pretend retirement far too much. If I could just find a way to make money appear out of nowhere...
I've just ruined that moment for myself as, for some reason, my brain just chose right now to remind me that I need to do my self-assessment tax for last year. Thanks a bunch brain.
Probably the mention of making money appear out of nowhere. That was the trigger.
Let's put that little irritating thought to one side.
This week was my first Rock the Frock shoot. A full on day of hair, make-up and trying to 'find the light' on Dunham park and amongst some very old gravestones in Bowdon.
The light. So darned troublesome. Dappled light through the trees. Looks gorgeous in real life. Then when you view the images on the big screen you realise that the model's face is completely washed out and over-exposed. Or as the trees swayed at precisely the wrong moment - all in the shade apart from the nose.
I did learn a lot. And loved every minute.
My next shoot is booked in for September. This time we're hoping to head to Formby beach. My fingers are crossed for the perfect weather, a sunset and low-tide. Not too much to ask?
Next time I am going to do my best to keep the model awake...