Tuesday, March 17, 2009

3 things...

3 New toys to play with...

We picked up our new lens from the post office today - a 50mm f/1.4 which already we love! This is the first prime lens we've ever had - it's kinda wierd for us to not have that capability to zoom in some form or another but I do love the blur on the backgrounds when taking still life or portraits. (no doubt there is a techinal term for that blur!!)

I finally got to drive the car for the first time since we've been back! This is our old car - the Mercedes SLK, the one we debated over colour, extras, finishes etc when ordering it back in 2002 (gosh it sounds so old!) We sold to my Mum and Dad and they are great enough to lend it back to us when we're around. But their insurance didn't allow under 35 year old drivers! And yesterday I drove all the way to Tesco. And it is a lousy uncomfortable ride as a passenger but I do oh so love driving it! Top down, good music through the Bose speakers - this is the life. (Until I got to the gas station and couldn't for the life of me work out how or where to get the filler cap open!! - had to phone Dad at home to ask!)

And finally the biggest addictive time-sapper (after facebook!), also known as my favourite birthday present ever - my still very new, very shiny, very sexy iTouch! LOVE THIS. love, love, love it! (and I love Chris for giving me it!) Of course it's good for me....I have bought the Brain Trainer game and that is the main cause of the addiction. Honest gov... (And I played Sudoku in the post office queue waiting to collect lens mentioned above!) (AND the photo is taken with the new lens - obviously!)

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