Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Today we have a very(VERY-SHE IS SMILING!) happy 16 year old.
Fiona has inherited her father's old Prinzflex 500 35mm camera( circa 1972/.74), as she is doing Art and wants to do a fashion degree and is very interested in photography, we decided she should start practicing on her father's old camera. She is absolutely thrilled and I have managed to get an instruction book off the internet. When I was with her father I was the only one who ever used the camera so I am sure it will be easy enough to show Fiona how to use it. We have to look for a lens cap and a flash for it but it seems that EBAY has lots of things for sale for the Prinzflex. Of course Fiona would still like a new digital 35mm camera!
Ariel had a laptop when she went to university as I didn't want her using the library late at night on the campus when she needed to write essays so the next thing on my list of things to buy is a new digital camera for Fiona as she wants to start a photography course next September.

School started back yesterday but Beauty is still at home as she has a really productive cough and whilst some parents in Beauty's school send their children in with bad colds ,I(and the school) think it is better that a cough like Beauty has is better at home because it really is quite nasty.And I don't want the teachers and the other children getting the cough as it really isn't pleasant.
So Beauty spent yesterday and today playing with her wooden blocks(thank you M.), watching videos and playing educational games on Cbeebies. Beauty does love school but she doesn't miss it too much when she is not there as she has lots of toys and games to occupy her at home.She has also being paying a lot more attention to the piggies and the rabbit recently but I still have to watch her carefully when she is with them as she still doesn't realise that she can hurt them.


Steve said...

Old cameras are definitely the best. I cut my photographic teeth on an old Zenith - Russian made, solid metal, built like a tank, it lasted me for years. It was fully manual but by God it taught me a thing or too and was hardy enough to survive my rough treatment. Sadly it was put out to pasture years ago after a good decade and a half of stalwart service. I now have a digital - finepix S5700 - and it's fabulous but if I'm honest, my heart still secretly lies with SLR...

Anonymous said...

I agree, the best place to be with a nasty cold is definitely at home!
Hope Beauty is feeling better soon.

Casdok said...

All sounds very positive!!




An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.