Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas photographs in the snow

Seat at entrance to Nursery Line
The recent cold snap earlier in the week has left several inches of snow on the ground where I live. A quick call to Sue at Bressingham confirmed that they too have a fair bit of snow still laying - ideal conditions for doing some promotional photography for next year's Christmas marketing campaign.

Given today's impulse decision I will be restricted to photography outside as my tripod is in my car which is having its MOT this weekend. With the surprise weather conditions I am quite happy to make the most of the snow outside.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

A family visit to Bressingham at Christmas

The Snow Queen's sleigh
Today we visited Bressingham's Christmas event so that little one could visit Santa and have a ride on the steam train. During my induction day I had seen some of the preparations for Christmas taking place so it was nice to see the finished article.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Induction day

I arrive at Bressingham Steam Museum after about an hour's drive from home. I have taken a day off work as I still have a few days to use up before the end of the year.

Before starting as a volunteer at Bressingham I need to have an induction session where I am shown around the site, introduced to some of the people and given the obligatory Health & Safety blurb.

I meet David and after a chat we embark on a tour of the site. As a frequent Bressingham visitor I know where everything is already, but this is my first look behind the scenes.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

I have been accepted

Thanks in no part to the recent postal strikes, today I received confirmation that I have been accepted as a volunteer at Bressingham.

The first task is to arrange an induction session to have a site tour, meet some of the people and have the Health and Safety briefing.  This I will do in the next few days once I have sorted my other work commitments.

I look forward to being a part of Bressingham and helping to keep the heritage of steam alive.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Deciding to become a volunteer at Bressingham Steam Museum

Operating the turntable on the Garden Line
My first ever visit to Bressingham Steam Museum was on 21st June this year when I received an email (I had subscribed to their mailing list earlier in the year) offering free entry for dads on Fathers' Day. We had been thinking of taking our two and a half year old son there for a couple of months as he recently discovered a liking for trains (along with cars and penguins), and a free ticket was just the impetus required.

Needless to say, from the moment we opened the car door and he heard one of the trains whistle my fate was sealed!