Good morning everyone! It's a cold and frosty early morning here with a brilliant moon and twinkling stars in a clear sky. Gorgeous!
Thank you so much for all your helpful advice regarding my camera. I dug out the other two batteries I have and also the other memory cards. The new battery seems to be holding its change fine so that's sorted that and why I didn't consider that is beyond me!!
It looks as if I've been doing things wrong so I need to consult the relevant part of the manual and start chapter two of the course again. It puts me rather behind but not to worry. And if I really can't do what's required in the course because of camera limitations rather than my own limitations, then so be it. For those who might know, it is a Panasonic DCM TZ70 (if that means anything at all).
(and apologies for being so grumpy about it yesterday)
I thought I had most of the day to concentrate on all of this but I don't as Lindsey contacted me to ask if I could go to personal training today rather than tomorrow as she was feeling a bit rough. I agreed, of course.
I got the rest of the ironing done - three cheers - and I spent a most enjoyable time online looking at middle of the road country cottages in the Peak District, ending up with a short list to send to Suzanne to see what she thinks. Does anyone reading this have any suggestions - two bedrooms, Wi-Fi and off road parking space are the three must-haves.
I think I was just generally feeling a tad grumpy and down in the dumps yesterday. Maybe it really is a thing - third week in January - January blues (that rings a bell)? Anyway, time to pull myself together and move on, I think. After all, even if I can't get my head round the camera course (grrrrr), I am still lucky enough to have a nice little camera that takes pretty OK photos all by itself without me needing to understand how or why. And some lovely friends in here who take the time to comment and advise. That makes me both happy and blessed, doesn't it?
(I've been testing for Covid because I've been a bit achey as well, but all's clear in that direction)
So - after that bit of pondering, what about today?
Well, fist of all, Chris is coming over for out usual Thursday hour of coffee and a good old natter. I'm looking forward to that very much.
Then I have less than an hour before I drive over to Lindsey's (assuming she is feeling well enough) and in that time I will have my breakfast and get changed and ready.
Once that's over, I will tackle the camera stuff again and see if I can
a) understand what it's going on about in chapter two and
b) get my camera to behave!!
I took a few more flower photos - just because it cheered me up to see them.
Well, better stop rambling and get on with other stuff. Have a really super day, everyone, stay safe and warm and happy! xx