In this space I will be reporting directly from the venue's press centre.
At this point I would like to thank the staff of the Kennel Club for their immense efforts in preparing for members of the international press to make this event as productive as possible.
The day started early for me, having to leave home at 0430hrs this morning. Luckily the M6 was clear and I got there in good time. Meeting friends and acquaintances in the dog world again was a must before getting 'down and dirty'
Worst case scenario: losing my locker key to the storage box that secured my camera kit.
I lost it...or more to the point, I locked the door and left the key in the lock!!!
BAD, BAD MISTAKE!
Luckily a member of the security staff recovered it before my kit was nicked!!!
Grateful thanks go out to the kind and honest man who literally saved my life.
Now I have to wear a chain around my neck with a teddy bear attached to it signifying that I am a LOSER!!! (A key loser that is!)
Images to follow, covering the main events' activities.