Things have been pretty hectic here for a couple of weeks getting my guest room up to scratch with decorating and running around looking for carpets, curtains and some new furniture has left us exhausted. It's surprising how much time and effort it takes to get one room organised. The worst thing was having to empty our old spare wardrobe and chest of drawers of all their contents whilst waiting for the new furniture to arrive. Every room upstairs seemed to have something laying around and hopefully I may get a chance to sort out a few bits for the charity shop before re-stocking the new furniture. Anyway we're almost there and will post pictures in a few days.
In the meantime however, I have treated myself to this lovely new camera - a Canon Power Shot SX40HS and am absolutely delighted with it.
A bit larger than I'm used to, and a lot to take in - the instructions as usual are on software to be read on the computer (why they can't print a booklet I'll never know). Anyway if I get stuck, there's a function for Smart Auto, which means the camera will automatically select the best settings for the scene and then you just shoot. My other camera is a Panasonic Lumix compact which has really done me proud and produced some good photos but felt an upgrade to one with more features was overdue.