I went for a walk around Mellerstain House this afternoon with my new toy, a Flip video thingy. After traipsing all round the main gardens, looking for Gordon Low, the gardener, I eventually found him in the old tea-cottage.
This tiny two-roomed cottage was built in circa 1840 and at one point housed one of the house-keeping ladies!
The Flip Ultra video is cheap and cheerful. It is very, very simple to use. Just a big red button to push when you want to start and stop. Plugs directly into a USB port to transfer clips onto the laptop/pc. Basic editing stuff included.
I may be trying to upload a few more clips later on. OK, OK, you don't have to watch! It's not compulsory. ;-)