Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dream house

I’ve found my dream house.
It was featured in one of issues of my beloved (and sadly, now defunct) ReadyMade a while back, and also in the Small Cool competition on Apartment Therapy. Imagine living there in winter, surrounded by fresh, white snow and naked trees…beautiful!

Beautiful Bethlehem, New Hampshire[Source: Apartment Therapy]

Where’s your dream house?

A Heartfelt Congratulations is in Order

This week, I heard some most fabulous news:
Craig and Jas are getting married!

HURRAH!

The happy couple in Napa.

I am so unbelievably happy for them, and really appreciated the fact that Craig took the extra five minutes to share the happy news with me personally. That was really special. There’s only been eight weeks of my life when he wasn’t in it, the height difference has evened out (I think now he even wins by a few centimetres), and he’s someone I miss heaps living so far away.  It was just a wonderful piece of news, and certainly more inspiring than murders, arraignments and burning bodies that I spent the rest of the day dealing with.

I have not yet heard all the impressive details of the question-popping, but I can tell you it involved my favourite country on earth, New Zealand, and jumping from great heights.

Craig and me: hot Aussie summers playing in our Wall Avenue backyard. The height difference has been corrected, but I'm sure he can still pull off a kimono better than any.

So to Craig:
I have so many great memories of growing up with you, and it’s times like these I want to be there with you to give you a big ol’ hug, and do our own interpretation of “Friday Night Drinkies” to celebrate. You were the first person I told about James, and we were the last stop on your Summer Camp before you told me Jas sashayed romantically into your life.

I adore both of you. You’ve picked a total winner in Jas, and I wish you all the happiness in the world. That, and the biggest box of dress ups we can find.

A new camera

Over the past fortnight, my family came to visit us in our little box in the sky. In that time, I only took one photo of them, and it was taken on my iPhone. But it’s just not the same as having a camera.

So the time has come for me to purchase my first digital SLR. And I’m pretty excited but it’s a big commitment for a girl who is rather clumsy. Looking back on it, it’s disappointing I didn’t arrive at this conclusion earlier, in time to capture some of the fun we had in San Francisco. But what can you do?

For me, I feel that rather than missing out on seeing the beauty or the wonder of a space because I’m too busy taking photos, I actually seem to appreciate things more when I have a camera in my hand. I see all the little bits and pieces that I would have otherwise overlooked, the little moments in time. And these photo trigger memories, smells, and feelings for me when I revisit them, for my memory has always needed a little coaxing.

The key features I’m looking for in a new DSLR are:

  • ease of use
  • price
  • battery life
  • weight and
  • the feel of the camera in my hand.

Nikon 3100: reasonably priced, and a good fit for my hand.

[Source: Engadget]

So, I have decided, after much research, that the Nikon 3100 is the best camera for me.

What DSLR do you have and what do you like about it? Would love to hear your thoughts!