Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Back to work...

After a lovely one month break I returned to the Isle of Dogs for a second series of Psychic Private Eyes. I plan to update you a bit later with some pictures of my commute (mostly by bike) into work and also of the area that I am working in because it really is pretty amazing...but that will come later.

So out first series of PPE has now started to broadcast not only in the UK but in about 191 countries. We have also started to get emails from places like Romania (where we rate very highly) wanting us to 'come my mystery to find solve please'. Well I'm glad they like the show somewhere.
My feet with a poster of the show behind

Most of the old team from the first series have come back so it is nice to have an office full of friends to come to everyday. We also all pretty much approach the show with the same attitude and sense of fun!

My first episode was not an uplifting one and I'd rather not dwell on it bu my second took me to the west country with a lovely new directer called Jacqui (very weird to hear people referring to Naomi and Jacqui!)

The story was about a man from Bath called Phillip who went missing in 2000 in 2003 his foot was found in the mouth of the Severn river in Bristol. The theory was that he had fallen into the river somewhere near bath and his foot had come away from his body over the years and travelled down the river to Bristol. The Severn Bridge close the one of our filming locations...it goes all the way to wales

After an enlightening and rather gross conversation with a underwater recovery policeman I learnt that it is actually not that uncommon for feet to come away in water...I also learnt lots more about bodies decomposing in water which I won't share!
The B&B we stayed in outside of Bristol

Jacqui and I spent a week in Bath and a few days in Bristol. When we went it film the interview with Phillips Sister and Mother I was faced with a challenging moment of my career when I had to hold a very active baby while trying to operate the camera...very difficult! Especially when the baby thinks that you might breastfeed him!
Baby trying to help with the camera work

We took TJ (one of the psychics) down the river on a boat which was a fun process and I also got to go through a lock with a lovely couple who had a canal boat that they live on every now and then...Great Fun!

inthe beginning there was a camera...


Well around the beginning of the year I got a new phone. This lead to two important events.

1) Bev Homel inherited my old phone and a lesson in predictive texting and now...well lets just say our inboxs are fuller

2) my new phone has a 3.2 mega pixel camera and I have been taking a lot of photos.

I take these photos mostly because I am doing something or witnessing something that I want to show other people. Sadly lots of the people that I want to share my pictorial experiences with are on the other side of the world.....hence this blog.

In April Richard and I returned from Australia to a marvellous April (lets forget about the crap May and June that have followed!). We walked into our lovely flat at about 6am and I was greeted by the most wonderful site, out cherry tree in the back garden was in full, luscious blossom. For the last few months I have been really appreciating the subtle beauty of an English summer. The tiny pink flowers and the explosions of beauty when everything seems to bloom all at once...

In the few days after we got back and before I went back to work, Richard and I took a bike ride into Soho to buy a few bits and pieces (shoes). We took the time to stop at my fave little Soho cafe and to fulfill the craving for the best kind of coffee in the world!