Happy belated new year everyone! I’m afraid I have been neglecting the charity shops (and this blog) somewhat recently – mainly because I’ve been spending my spare time getting to grips with my new DSLR that my wonderful boyfriend bought me for Christmas.
I did an AS-Level in photography many many years ago, so it’s been great rekindling my interest in the subject by getting out and relearning about such mysterious terms as f-stops, shutter speeds and ISOs. As you can see my pictures are still a bit amateur, but I plan to improve!
If you want to check out how it’s properly done, check out my friend’s photography blog – he’s a wedding photographer and blogs about the technical aspects of how he creates his shots here.
I have been exploring recently, even if I haven’t been shopping. A few weeks ago I visited Earlsfield, just because it’s a New Place That I Haven’t Been To.
(beautiful old clock in Southfields high street)
They have some lovely cafes and restaurants, and a Fara which I just had to check out. They had a nice selection of things (including a nice old wooden trunk, which I sadly passed on because it was too big too carry). I tried on a couple of almost-new dresses that would be good for work, but they weren’t quite my size so I also passed on them. Still, I’ll definitely pop in again if I’m ever back in the area.
Last week we headed over to Wimbledon Common to enjoy the snow. I spotted an Oxfam bookshop on the way there, but I’m afraid my mind was on other things that day:
(there were so many good snowmen)