Thursday, 4 August 2011
food, glorious food...
First cab off the rank in a post with a lot of pictures is my new camera bag from Epiphanie bags.
I found these on Justine Turner's blog. I was using a bag lent to me by my friend but it really was a squeeze as it had not been designed for my Nikon D3100. When I added the neck strap which had to be poked in to the bag, I could see I needed something bigger. This has an across the body shoulder strap and the ends of the bag have adjustable belts. Inside are pockets, padded, which can be made in the configuration I want at the time. I will buy a wide angle lens and possibly a telephoto lens when I m really used to the original which came with the camera. I'll get a spare battery in the next month or so as well.
Jussi had her bag from Texas in five days. This took over two weeks, pretty well all of that in transit to here, according to UPS. When it arrived there were at least five large stickers on it which said it was International Express Post. International it definitely was, but express? No way. More like a carrier pigeon carrying it. I think.
I had a fruit and vegetable delivery this week. I always get a surprise with the contents. I can't specifically order the entire contents but can make adjustments to the order. I like the surprises. This week had four tangelos in the box. Now I am at long last beginning to feel a bit better and less of a blob with a stuffed head. One blob has gone through almost two big boxes of tissues in the last two weeks. I hardly ever use them but was glad to have them in the cupboard. I've had some infection from the cold but don't know quite what it was.
Today I juiced three of them for a drink at lunch. It's currently very mild here, although another cold blitz is forecast for next week. So I ate spring food. You can see how much juice was in them and they were very easy to juice. They were sweet and tangy.
Talking about baking... I'd really like a display on oven controls which reminds me to check the placement of the shelves. I grilled the other day and forgot to lower shelf till today. After the oven had heated up.
I've done several things in dark colours lately and it's been hard on the eyes. I gave in and bought a daylight lamp yesterday by Chimei. Photos next entry perhaps. It's very good and the switch responds a bit like the old touch lights, with various degrees of brightness. The light is LEDs rather than a tube and is supposed to last at least 15 years. It's certainly made a difference to my comfort last night and will be good.