while the lake district some time next year sounds like fun (and something we should probably do), do we really need six months notice to put a camera, some film, and a few bottles of wine in a bag and jump on a train for the weekend?

Obviously we need to plan it, and give everyone enough time to make sure it doesn't clash with existing plans, but unless we're thinking of a major event, then more than a couple of months just seems an eternity away.

All we really need to do is pick a base location and find a local "leader" to pick a couple of places to shoot (one for Sat afternoon, another Sunday Morning).