Sunday, 12 August 2012

Happy Birthday to me!

Hello there! So, so sorry I've not been around for... almost two weeks. I'm back at last, and while I was away from my blog, lots of things have happened.

First of all I had a Very Important Birthday. I cannot believe I'm 50 years old. Eeek! How did that happen? Watch out, girls, those years seem to sneak up without us even noticing. Yes I do have a painful knee, the odd wrinkle and my body shape isn't quite what it used to be. But inside, I still feel exactly the same as I did when I was 25. And look what I got for my birthday. A new order of Debbie Bliss yarn from Alba Yarns, and, in the middle of it, what can you see? Yay, a brand new shiny camera! I love it! I've had my old camera since 2004 (yes, that's a pretty old camera). The old one, a Sony DSC-P100 is a great camera. All the photos on my blog (including the photo above) were taken with that old 2004 Sony. But somehow a little piece of lint or thread (or yarn?) managed to get inside the lense, so some of my photos were spoilt with a grey blur. I knew that technology has improved a lot since 2004 so I was ever so pleased to receive this little beauty. It's a Panasonic GF3, part of the Lumix range. Of course I had to try it out, so I went to our local market where there are lots of colours:

Our market is very expensive!

Mmmm, fresh fish

Photogenic radishes

Summer soft fruit

Lovely summer colours
I took the photos early in the morning, and before I left home I also took these two:

The view from our balcony - hay making :)

New strawberry flowers
I'm so pleased that my strawberry plants are in flower again. The first harvest was rather disappointing because they were so waterlogged! We'd had loads and loads of rain and hardly any sunshine. But this time around, the sun has been shining and my strawberry plants are happy.

I've also been putting that new yarn to good use, but more of that next time :)

Bye for now, hoping you are healthy and happy :)


  1. Happy Birthday!!!!
    May your special day bring a smile to your face and happiness to your heart!
    Wish you a wonderful birthday!
    Hugs and kisses to you! Barbina

  2. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, I know what you mean about the years sneaking up on you, but you are still a baby it's my 60th in two months ahhhh! :)

  3. Happy Birthday! Still a baby to me! Love your camera and photos especially the radishes!

  4. Happy birthaday big kiss of the Reunion Island ♥

    1. Merci Kitty Ange :) quelle chance tu as de vivre sur cette île magnifique

  5. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. Your "baby" comments made me smile :) I'm the youngest of all my siblings, and they too wonder how their baby sister can be 50 years old already!