Something which caused me great sorrow was when my Nikon Coolpix, bought on a visit to the UK, suddenly started featuring pubs … er, bars … across every picture. I was particularly fond of it because of the extreme battery life, plus the fact that it came with a spare one of those anyway. It has been a staple for my blog.
I recently took it in for repairs. After the quote, and I had been picked up off the floor and revived with smelling-salts and whatnot, it was suggested that for less than that cost I could get another more modern Coolpix – and also with a spare battery. I sighed, and disrupted the lives of the moths in my pocket.
The above gives two views taken from the home of Br-and-Sr-i-l. Normal, and zoom. The central palm tree gives a reference point Not bad, for something that can easily be slipped into a shirt pocket!
New home renovations etc are proceeding apace, and reports and pictures will follow. I am still involved in a most exciting editing project which is coming to a head. There is a deadline, because the celebrity author wants to take it to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October but the last chapters are yet to be written!
My driving listening at the moment is the saved fragments of the unfinished Third Symphony of Elgar. It blows my mind. What a tragedy he fell ill and died before he could complete it. From the very first notes, there is a surging energy – a feeling of urgent purpose and a sort of inexorability …
In contrast, The Spanish Lady, his incomplete opera also on the same DVD, is lighter with some really enchanting melodies.