I've had a real game trying to get a photo for today. We have no flowers in the house even though 2 weeks ago we had vases and vases of them for the girls birthday.
I decided to stop being lazy and walk up the hill to our local Tescos to treat myself to a few flowers. Anyway- they had one really bedraggled bunch which I wouldn't part with 3 pound to boost Tescos coffers! I wish I'd had my camera with me- because the empty stand itself told a story - that lots of lucky ladies (or maybe judging by the standard of the bunch left- not so lucky) had flowers yesterday. On the way back I went past a car that always catches my eye- a little silver Herbie with a pretty pink hibiscus flower on the side.
I got back and was scolded by dd because my fil and dh had been calling me on my mobile (still on the coffee table) whilst I was out to invite me to lunch at Costco (the social whirl I lead!).
I decided to ask Amy to raid her wardrobe to produce this photo.
I knew these sweatshirts had a flower on the back and would fit the theme. Unfortunately as it's half term and we weren't seeing anyone today- she hadn't straightened her hair and wasn't prepared to actually feature in the photo!!!!!!!
Then I thought I'd take the poinsettia on the kitchen window ledge. I always have a vase of cheap and cheerful flowers on the windowledge. At Christmas my dh's contribution to the decorations is to buy a Poinsettia- which I usually manage to kill by early January. This model is a particularly hardy individual- so I don't have my usual 'pretties' above the sink.
But when I tried to use my camera I discovered a deep scratch on the lens. It hadn't been anywhere in between the two photos. But it has been playing up recently - and I've had a few blurred photos. I can only imagine that something must have become trapped in the mechanism somehow and managed to scratch it when I opened it!
It deserves a spot here because it is busy blooming away despite my less than green fingered approach to plant care.
I've had to borrow Amy's camera- which is exactly the same as mine to take the photos. I looked at the winter hanging baskets outside- but the recent frost has left them looking very sorry for themselves.
I was then too tight to treat myself to a bouquet from Costco- and too scared to take a photo in the shop. I did look at the latest panasonic on display and unfortunately can't justify getting one. So I'm a bit distraught at the moment. I feel lost without my camera especially now we're doing this challenge. I may try to 'borrow' Amy's until she gets fed up! But using hers has made me realise that mine has probably been struggling for over a week- hers is so quick and responsive.
I have managed to get free tickets to take Amy to the Britains Got Talent auditions at the ICC in Birmingham on Friday afternoon- so I'm in the good books at the moment. I also will be going to see Dirty Dancing with my friend- and have decided that I will treat her to a meal before hand for her birthday!
So I'm having to take a few deep breaths to try and cope with the stress of losing my camera. I suppose this means that I will need to start learning how to use my dslr now!!!!!!!