I've bought myself a new camera. I love my faithful old Fuji, but it's about seven years old now and has rather fallen behind the times with its 5 million pixels and 3x optical zoom. It takes good photos, but I've become increasingly frustrated with the shots I can't take; mainly because they're too far away. I wasn't intending to splash out quite yet, but I saw this deal and... well, you know!
It arrived on Wednesday morning, just in time for me to spend two frustrating days at work unable to try it out x-(
But then came the weekend and along with the weekend came visitors. I don't quite know how they did it, but before they arrived, the darkening world looked like this
and by the time they left, 18 hours later, it had changed to this...
...which is, apparently, the earliest snow for 17 years! I certainly don't remember having snow in November for a long time. It more usually hits us in January; that bleak, dark month which happens between the shining light of Christmas and the 'Thank you, God' of Spring, but here it is, so we'll wait to see how long it lasts.
Interestingly, Mark rang earlier to say that he's snowed in at a friend's house near Ullswater. They drove the 10 or so miles from Uni on friday night and now, they can't get back. Ooops!
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