knob throwing

Dorset Knob Throwing Festival

I enjoy discovering quirky new things, and Dorset’s annual Knob Throwing Festival certainly qualifies. It began fairly recently, in 2008, but has become so popular that this year it had to move from the village of Cottistock to a larger venue at Kinsgton Maurwood House near Dorchester.

camera strap

Camera Strap

Every so often I keep trying new camera straps, mostly self-assembled, to find something which is comfortable and gets away from the thin, advertising-covered straps which come with a camera. I even tried a clutch strap for a while, but although I generally found it be comfortable and very efficient, long-term use did highlight a couple of drawbacks.