August 19th celebrates World Photo Day, dedicated to the art and science of Photography. With the invention of smartphones and social media, it is now easier than ever to capture the world around us. Photography isn’t just an art form, but also an important historical tool, as photos can tell stories and record significant periods in time in a way that no other medium can.
In the spirit of World Photo Day, the 3PM Team has shared some of our favourite photos that we’ve taken, from stunning nature shots to capturing everyday life.
“A photograph has the ability to capture a place; an experience; an idea; a moment in time. For this reason, it’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Photographs can convey a feeling faster than, and sometimes even more effectively than words can. A photograph can make the viewer see the world the way the photographer sees it.”
As part of our At Home With 3PM series, we are posting regular updates about our team and what we are doing to keep spirits high. Click here to view all of the posts in the series.
This past week the Team has had an emphasis on food. We are all rather big ‘foodies’, as evident at our Team away days always taking it in turn to create fantastic meals. Our people are from a large variety of cultures and heritage which made for some very exciting meal creations. We had lots of cakes including banana bread, cupcakes and a fabulous rainbow cake made for the NHS by our Technical Assistant Abi. Our Head of Finance Laura invoked the flavours of her home country, France, with her quiche, and has been kind enough to share the recipe below.
James Runciman really outdid himself with a sticky Korean BBQ steak poke served with carrot, tenderstem broccoli, kimchi and brown rice, all garnished with furikake and spring onions. There was a curried haddock with spinach and turmeric dal and coriander yoghurt from Sam, Greek custard pie form Tes, ginger and lime barbecue salmon with cucumber, tomato and avocado rice salad, a chicken jalfrezi and a Caribbean curry goat.
Now time to eat!
Laura’s Salmon Asparagus Quiche (serves four)
100ml crème fraiche
100ml water (approx)
2 large eggs (or 3 small)
100g smoke salmon
1 bundle of fresh asparagus (approx 200g)
Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas 6.
Roll out the pastry and press it gently into a lightly greased flan tin. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven on the baking sheet for 10/15 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil the asparagus for 5 minutes then cut into pieces and roast for few minutes in a bit of butter.
Take the pastry out the oven, spread the salmon evenly over the pastry base and top with the asparagus.
Whisk together the eggs, milk and crème fraiche, and season. Add a drop of water, and then pour the mixture over the salmon/asparagus.
Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until just set and golden brown.
If you fancy, add a bit of dill on the top for presentation.
Leave to cool before serving with a green salad.
Basically, you can do it with whatever you fancy (e.g. vegetarian version > sweet pepper, courgette, petit pois, onion – poached salmon with leek – salmon and mushrooms, bacon & onions…), and you can top it with some cheese.
As part of our 3PM at Home series, we are posting regular updates about our team and what we are doing to keep spirits high. Click here to view all of the posts in the series.
Reflecting on Earth Day, this week we encouraged everybody to spend some time in nature, whilst still practising social distancing.
During these changing times where most of us are at home working out our new normal, whether it is looking after children whilst they are away from school, creating an office at home to work from, or simply getting through the days away from family members and friends, we are subtly reminded of a constant diorama around us. Mother Nature, the universe and the world that existed before humans is somewhat thriving in our absence. We are humbled and reminded that perhaps we are guests on this planet and we should try in the future to treat the world around us as such.
Understanding this relationship and the impact nature has on our wellbeing, we encouraged the team to find time every day to be outside and be part of the environment around them, whilst maintaining all government guidelines around social distancing. We cannot be complacent in how all of this affects our mental health and our team have been truly fantastic in adapting to these new ways of working and are inspiring on their approach to taking care of themselves and those around them.
As we navigate through this, we at 3PM will continue to support our team, their families, our Clients, the external teams we work with as best we can, and for right now that is through an image of 3PM out and about enjoying nature.