Which camera should I buy?


Hello Dear Readers. I need your advice!

I know many of you are fabulous photographers and you’ll know that I have a little play too. We do own a camera but it is really hubby’s as he is the one who uses it especially since I become an iphone / ipad user. I am really getting into taking photos and have been part of a ‘Post a Photo a Day’ challenge for quite a while.

However, I would like to start thinking about the pictures I am creating rather than my point and shoot approach but for that I really need a camera and this is where you come in. I need some advice on makes. I have no idea really of what is out there but I do have some criteria:

  • It needs to be small as I don’t like having to have a hand bag with lots of stuff in and I will still have my phone
  • It needs to be fairly simple as I am a bit of a point and shoot bod
  • I need to be able to upload the photos easily to an ipad either straight from the camera or via a connection / card
  • It needs to be on the cheaper end of the range as I’m just a beginner.
  • …and of course I like pink!!

So, please leave you suggestions below and hopefully by the end of the summer I will be a ‘camera’ photographer!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

For those who visit regularly and pop into Relentless Optimism, you will know that we changed the bottom of the garden. I am a ‘Pot Gardener’ and have been very busy in the months leading up to the summer so rather than planting bedding plants I went for seeds. This was not just to save time but to try and encouraged butterflies and bees to be regular visitors. As you can see, they have taken so they make a great subject for the Daily Post ‘Containers’ Theme. Do pop over and see some other interpretations!


The Eat Happy Project

The other day when I was doing my shopping in Tesco, I came across a group of primary children being encouraged to taste herbs. They were then moved along to bananas and later I could hear the assistant talking about potatoes!

I was intrigued and noticed ‘Farm to Fork Trail’ on the back of one of the high-vis tops the children were wearing so when I got home I did a bit of research. It turns out that Tesco have been quietly (well I’ve not heard about it!) running The Eat Happy Project. It’s aims are to make sure the next generation has a ‘healthier, happier relationship’ with food based experiencing where it comes from, how to cook it and how to make good decisions about eating.

Now that the school summer holidays are here they are running:

  • Cooking classes for 5-13 (split into 3 groups) see HERE for availability
  • Parent and Child Farm to Fork Trails – just ask in your local store

Once schools go back (I know you don’t want to think about it!) they can sign up for:

  • Farm to Fork Trails – in local stores
  • Farm to Fork Trails that visit local farms. Help can be provided towards transport costs
  • Online Field Trips - broadcast live from farms and factories across the globe, children can see behind the scenes to discover where the food on their food comes from, and chat to real growers and producers using Google+ Hangouts

I am told that there are lots of ideas and events in the pipeline for this project so do get involved. This is not a sponsored post. I just think it is a fabulous idea that needs lots of exposure to get as many families and children involved as possible!

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#142


Anyone following my blogs this week will know that it has been chaos at my house. We have had a new kitchen fitted plus a drive created – both at the same time! We have had the United Nations represented with the different nationalities working on the projects and at times the noise has been deafening.

So, the prompt this week is:

…do you have to make that noise…

Have fun with it! The link will close on Sunday 27th July

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  1. The Party
  2. …do you have to make that noise…
  3. The ghost house
  4. To a child’s mind
  5. The crying jag