Mostly I love living in Brighton, it is bright, vivacious and friendly, we are never short of things to do and the weather is often fabulous but let's be honest nowhere is actually perfect......being so near the sea has it's drawbacks and the biggest one for me (bar the bloody seagulls but that's a whole other rant) is the wind. I can't stand the wind, it makes my ears ring, my teeth hurt and the house rattle but most of all it makes it extraordinarily difficult to take photographs of beads in my preferred location, outside.Today I had been sitting on my back step enjoying warmth of the sun and decided that actually it would be perfect photo weather. I collected my best new pendants and all the paraphenalia for the session and began setting up. Now up until this point I promise you there had not been a breath of wind, not a puff, not a whiff, calm, still, a wind free zone, if you will, so maybe I was lulled into a false sense of security. I put the pendants on top of the photography paper on the table, they looked gorgeous sparkling in the sunlight (if I do say so myself - LOL) and I started screwing the camera to the tripod. Suddenly out of nowhere came a huge gust of wind and before I could turn around.....Nooooooooo... it lifted the paper and with it my pendants, they were all catapulted HARD onto the concrete paving slabs. None of them actually smashed into pieces but each and every one had delicate raised decorations that chipped and scratched. I could cry, in less than a couple of seconds all my new pendants, all that hard work ruined.So I picked it all up and stomped indoors I am now sitting with a (very large) tub of M&amp;S mini marshmallows and a cup of tea sulking for England. The worst of it is this is not the first time or even the second time this has happened, it's happened so many times now don't you think I would have learned to keep them in my pocket or somewhere safe until I was ready to actually shoot them? Perhaps I should carpet the garden with shag pile?Here is something less than stellar but it's the best I can do for now - SOB!