Sunday, 19 July 2009

Nothing much to say

Hello All

I haven't updated my blog in a while because I actually haven't done anything that exciting and because I still don't have a camera haven't taken any photos of anything exciting. So until something exciting happens, here are a few pictures for our lastest church mission.

Would you think less of me...?

I am still smarting from my dentist bill (for all those who don't have facebook or haven't heard me whinging about it, on Friday (after four days unemployed at home - a more convenient time for it to happen) I went to work yah! and then my filling fell out boo! so as I am working next week as well and being Friday afternoon I decided to go to an emergency dentist and one that wasn't covered by NHS as I couldn't get an appointment guaranteed to fix it on Saturday and it really needed to be looked at. So £220 I have a fancy white filling and am left feeling ripped off and lighter in the pocket.

Then today I got this -

A rare defeat with my travel insurance company. They have payed out for my broken camera (photo taken with said broken camera but as you can see it looks like it has been taken underwater and hence why new camera is needed - and it has rust on the screen).

The cheque makes me feel heaps better about the fact that I won against the morons at the insurance company - they asked me when I was last in possession of my lost or stolen item - I had to politely inform them that I was still in possession of it and in fact I was claiming for damage, hence the damage claim forms and the £20 letter from the camera shop. Anywho I have my cheque now and the problem is what to spend it on.

As you all know I have been tossing up between cameras and can't decide what I like. I was really happy with my camera (obviously until it broke) and it was shockproof and waterproof for over a year so, would you think less of me if I brought the same one?

My reasoning being

- I liked my old camera

- It was beautiful

- I know how to use it

- It has a lot more settings than cameras on the market these days

- It takes good photos - especially compared to other cameras I have seen

- I could probably get it for £100ish pounds therefore saving £100 to put towards dentist bill

- I would then have 3 batteries and 2 memory sticks - I recently brought the battery and memory stick for £60

- It takes panoramic photos on the memory card which is a feature not many (if any) other cameras do

So, I know I should upgrade to a better one, but I'm not ready ...

What do you think?



Wednesday, 15 July 2009

A good decision??

Am thinking about getting this camera - Canon IXUS 960 IS.

Most of the time it has good reviews.
It does appear however to only be in silver which I am not too happy about.

Any suggestions/comments?

Friday, 10 July 2009

A bit out of order

Hey all
Have finished updating my blog of recent events. They are a bit out of order so make sure you scroll down so you don't miss a moment of my life ...
Toni :)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Camera Shopping

As you all probably know and for those who don't I am in the market for a new camera. My pride and joy, Pinkie, let me down and broke in Egypt. It was supposed to be waterproof and had always been until that fateful day.
So I need a new camera. I was going to go with another Olympus underwater one, but after my experience of it leaking and anothers on tour leaking and some reviews I had read apparently they aren't really that "waterproof" so I am looking for suggestions.
There are a squillion cameras on the market and I just don't know which one to get!
Any tips, let me know!
Toni xoxo