All entries for March 2005
March 15, 2005
I know that many of you out there are very knowledgeable about cameras and so I am coming to you, putting my faith in you, and asking for advice.
I want a digital camera. I have been taking photos with a long lens SLR for a while now which I do enjoy, but I can't take it out with me and its a little on the large size for things like walking trips or cycling.
So, the small digital camera it is. I have about £160 to spend and I want at least 4m pixel resolution (would prefer 5 or more), optical and digital zoom and all the basics. Wouldn't mind options to manual control, but am not so bothered. the pixels are the important issue.
I spoke to someone at London Camera Exchange a while back but he was just trying to get as much money out of me as possible and I would prefer to get the best for as cheap as possible (doesn't everyone?)
So, what do you recommend?
March 08, 2005
With all the good intentions in the world last week I started the fitness burst to get in shape. And now it's all gone to pot as I've damaged myself.
Playing hockey on Saturday I was running full pelt with the ball and felt a sudden pang in my right calf and couldn't straighten my leg to put it on the floor. (hence me falling over like I'd been shot!). Having seen the physio now it appears I have torn some of the muscle in the calf and have been banned from hockey and other physical activity for at least the next week probably the next two. poooo. It still hurts when I walk as I can't extend my leg properly so I now have a fetching limp. I have to miss the Varsity game Wednesday (was meant to be playig for Coventry as I' m a part time student there) and am missing Saturday's league game for Hampton. I'm dithering about whether I could disobey orders and play Sunday as we have a crunch rearranged league fixture against our arch rivals Belper who I'm not too fond of. Shall just have to see how it goes.
So for now I'll be participating in a bit of chair dancing (sitting down and shrugging my shoulders in time to the music) and will try my best to diet better so that the lack of activity doesn't show too much. wish me luck…..
March 03, 2005
Well I made the decision that i ahd to get fit and lose weight. So i've bought into a potential gimmick and invested in the 'BodyDoctor' book and also bought some weights. Having put off joining the gym owing to the fact that I needed a passport photo and that I've found every excuse possible for not getting one done (bad hair day, Sainsburys booth is outside and it's too cold, Tesco's had loads of kids in it, I wasn't feeling smiley etc etc) I decided that I really had to take action.
So a few nights ago I did the first set of exercises that I'll be doing three times a week (at least) for the next six weeks (at least – but that's my target, I have a wedding to go to). it hurt. I realise that I've gone from being able to do proper press ups and hundreds of sit ups (when I was at school) to not being able to do one proper push up without really struggling. And then i had to measure myself. oh lordy. I knew I was holding a few extra pounds, but to find that my boyfriend (a good five inches taller and more athletic) has nearly the same size thighs and waist as me was a tad depressing. So now the motivator is definitely to make sure that i look better in my skirt at the wedding that he will in his (he's wearing a kilt by the way, he's not a cross-dresser).
So here we go then….. I will be using the blog as a motivator blogging highs and lows (sure there will be a good few of those). But hopefully I will look lovely in six weeks and then I'll be one happy blogger!