Friday, September 14, 2007

Local News

"And it's not just the house..."

I had to pause at this point, pick a damson from the tree and then turn to face the camera.

"It's also our Orchard Weekend. So why not join us and enjoy some of this historic fruit?"

I smiled fixedly and tried not to squint too much, given the sun was directly in my eyes. Yes, appearing in a 30 second television feature for the local BBC news was a definite step up from my usual forced poses for the local press photographer. Not a huge step, but a step nonetheless. I only looked moderately deranged.

10 comments:

cogidubnus said...

Presumably they haven't screened it yet...

(mutter mutter mutter brings up BBC archive listings on screen)...

Ah here we are:-

doris and her bat droppings...no that's old...flooding pictures...no that's old too...doris and the hedgehog rescue (with picture)...no, that's another oldie...damsons without doris...boring...nope...there's
nothing about doris with threse bloody damsons...

Sorry Auntie Beeb, but if there ain't no doris I'm turning over to ITV...

stitchwort said...

The BBC can do wonders for your visitor numbers.

Despina said...

Great pair of posts there Doris! Wow, you're so brave speaking on the TV! At least there was no cake involved on this occasion

Reg Pither said...

Can I have your autograph?

Boz said...

Historic fruit, eh? Fabulous.

Carmen said...

I am impressed. I have my own experience of press photographers and offer my advice, just in case it's of future use. Make sure they don't use a wide-angle lens and take the photo right up close with you holding something out in front of you (e.g. a damson or, in my case, an old photo). It sounds innocuous enough but, trust me, you will appear to have Kenny Everett-style giant hands and your colleagues will take the mickey out of you for weeks!

Garry said...

But will I be able to get your autograph sometime this week?

Reg Pither said...

Sorry Doris, this is not something I instigated, but you have been tagged. See my blog for an explanation. Sorry again.

Boz said...

Historic fruit. What, like Alexander the Great?

Oh God. It's happened. I've turned into my Dad.

cogidubnus said...

Sorry - still tuned to ITV