Next events, previous events & office opening hours

April 1st, 2019

You receive personal service and if I’m taking photographs for you or you’re attending a workshop, you have my undivided attention. The nature of my work requires that sometimes I’m away from home – the dates are listed below, and at the bottom of the page there’s suggestions on how best to contact me when […]

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Quality merino wool jumpers, coats, skirts, blankets

March 29th, 2019

I wrote this blog post listing Australian wool clothing makers who are online because surprising numbers of people end up on my website after searching for Australian Merino wool-related subjects. Many are looking for woollen garments or information. So here’s a useful shortlist of some of the better-known retailers and manufacturers, so you can do […]

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2019 Ireland & UK farm tour, with optional extension to the Scottish Highlands

March 28th, 2019

A classic farming tour of the British Isles – full of intriguing contrasts, fascinating rural history and varied agriculture. From Ireland’s colourful villages on the wild Atlantic coast and England’s neatly stone-fenced fields and thatched cottages, right up to Scotland’s heather-clad hills and wild lochs on the same latitude as Norway. But this is not […]

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2019 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

March 20th, 2019

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Visiting a great variety of ag-related and cultural highlights? From […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

February 27th, 2019

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy?’ (For rural or urban use, photography or agriculture, commercial or recreational purposes.) And many are asking the views of randoms on Facebook – and taking advice from people who know just enough to be dangerous.  Or, seeking ag drone advice from people unfamiliar with their […]

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How to run an agricultural event’s Twitter account

February 26th, 2019

Have you been asked to run an agricultural event’s Twitter account, and you’re not sure where to start – or how to do a really good job rather than just get by? Below are the basic essentials that must be included in an event’s Twitter account profile, plus some tips.  Some of these details may […]

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When is the best time to travel?

February 22nd, 2019

Now. Why? Because none of us know what tomorrow will bring. We all have to keep a bit aside in case we reach 95. And nobody wants to reach 80 & be scratching for cash. But on the other hand, most 95 year olds need very little spending money; they’re not going out on the […]

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How to judge rural photography awards & competitions

February 11th, 2019

I’m sometimes invited to judge rural photography awards and competitions, which I really enjoy doing. My personal preference is to find and reward the most skilled photographer.  A rising tide lifts all boats and I love to see talent and effort recognised while simultaneously promoting regional areas and rural industries.  Winning an award can make […]

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Townsville Floods

February 7th, 2019

I’ve received many queries about the floods in Townsville and frustratingly, there has been a lot of typically inaccurate media reporting by blow-in journalists unfamiliar with geography, what’s typical here and Townsville’s history. Mainly because the genuine care factor – for accuracy regarding northern Australia – is lacking. Townsville is in the dry tropics – […]

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Meat eating is good for human health & livestock can be good for the environment

January 25th, 2019

Below are a variety of research/study sources from around the world plus some well thought out personal opinion pieces that refute misinformation portrayed as truth by those intent on eradicating all meat from the menu. Please note more references are added to this blog post as they are discovered, and sometimes links to articles may be broken, […]

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