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It’s here!

I’ve got it! The shop phoned at midday to say my camera had arrived, just before they shut for siesta. So as soon as they opened at 5 pm I was there, clutching my credit card, ready to pay the balance. I’d had dreams of taking photos on my way back to the car park, but of course it came with a flat battery. As soon as I got home,…

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Power Cut

Well, after months of dithering I’ve finally taken the plunge and ordered my new camera. I’m getting a Pentax K10D, with two lenses, and it should be here by the weekend. I had considered getting it from the UK or eBay, but this works out cheaper. Once it arrives, I have a lot of practising to do – great! As I walked back to the car, it started to rain…

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Whether the weather be hot

Whether the weather be hotOr whether the weather be coldWe’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather,Whether we like it or not. We’ve had cold and warm fronts shasing through for a couple of days, giving us unsettled weather. My son doesn’t like it. He says he likes to know what it’s going to do. I do like it. I like the dramatic light before and after the rain, and I…

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Dratted tom cat.

A tom cat left his calling card at our front door. (This is a bit odd because both our queen cats have been speyed and shouldn’t have the pheremones to attract toms, but of course the smell the tom left is unmistakable.) I tried chucking a bucket of water at it, which reduced the smell but nowhere near enough. So just when I thought I was catching up after flu…

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Some energy at last

One reason there haven’t been many blogs lately is that I’ve been exhausted. After the recurring flu came the recurring flat batteries. Today at last, I’ve got a touch of the fidgets. Insteaed of pushing myself to acheive a bit of carefully-selected-something, I actually want to tackle things. It probably won’t last long, but it’s awfully nice while it does. And my page of Carnival photos are finally up athttp://sheilacrosby.com/fiestas/indianos.php…

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Aunties in their Panties

I had the most surreal dream last night. Two of my friends were doing a TV program, “Aunties in their Panties”. (You have to say it with a northern accent so it rhymes.) Now these friends are large ladies, more seaside postcard than Barbie doll if you follow me. And there they were, in their new house, the one that needs all the building work. Helen showed off her new…

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