Life can be quite unpredictable at times. One day I'm in the workshop, next day working in the mud in the woodland. That's not unpredictable for me. Less predictable is that on Monday 21st October at 7.30pm I will be on BBC1 Inside Out (West Midlands) programme, which is exploring the relevance and sustainability of heritage crafts.
The filming took place in our wood during coppicing early this year, and late summer at a public event - hopefully representing the continuing cycle of sourcing the wood, making and then showing our wares. Once filming is done, what is portrayed is in the hands of the film crew and programme editors. I'll be watching on Monday with a little trepidation. So why do it?
It's flattering to be approached of course; for someone to feel your story is of sufficient interest. The filming process itself was really interesting and we will hopefully see shots of our woodland from the sky. I also believe that stories are a great way to get a message across. I hope the programme reflects my values.