An exciting parcel was waiting for me on the kitchen table as I got back from a mercy dash to Tescos on the bike (well, okay, ‘dash’ is perhaps not the word…especially in that headwind) It was from Cameratiks in Edinburgh and it contained my camera, almost as good as new. Among the many helpful pieces of advice I got from you lot when I first lamented the loss of my camera, was one from Ross of Magicroundabout suggesting I try an independent camera shop. There was nothing of that sort locally but a happy accident when I was looking for something else pulled up Cameratiks’ website (I found another one in Glasgow but rightly or wrongly, just couldn’t entrust my beloved camera to an outfit who had no idea how to use an apostrophe) and I gave them a ring and then last Wednesday sent my camera in for an estimate. It feels a bit wierd just posting things off on spec but the camera wasn’t really doing anything sitting looking pathetic on the counter in the kitchen so I decided I might as well. With commendable speed they rang back with a quote and then let me know they’d fixed it so I paid – a lot less than a new camera would have cost – and back it came to me. Hurrah. It even has the dent dinged out of it, and, according to the docket that came with it, the sand removed from its innards (which might explain the jamming. Sorry camera, I will take better care of you from now on). What can I say? I am beyond pleased.
There are so many things I need to document now that I can again – potholes and fingers and above all badger poo – but for now here are a few garden shots for you to look at. It’s so nearly spring!