..... and a new camera to photograph it.
I went up to the big Tesco on the outskirts of Ipswich on Thursday to have a look at cameras.
There was a good selection (but not the same as the ones in the Tesco Direct catalogue) and they also had a shelf of reduced cameras and SatNavs, so I had a look on that too and spotted this Nikon (in red) so picked it up and had a look. Then I had a look at some of the other ones, compared details and held onto the Nikon.
I couldn't really put it back because it seemed rather bargainous. It had an original shelf price of £99. It was on the reduced shelf because it's an ex-display model, so the price had been reduced to £80. I had £24 in Tesco vouchers, so doubled up £20 to make a total of £44. 10% staff discount meant another £8 off, so I was now down to £28 money to pay. I then handed the very nice lady who was serving me a 'spend £40, get £6 off' voucher, which took me down to £22 (I wasn't sure if that could be used on electricals or if it was groceries only). I opened my purse to get out my payment card and saw another piece of white till-type paper, took it out and unfolded it and it was another 'spend £40, get £6 off' voucher. The lady and I weren't sure if the till would accept two vouchers, but she scanned it and it took off another £6.
The total amount of money I handed over? £16. That's right - my new, 16 mega-pixel, 7x optical zoom Nikon camera cost me £16 in real money. That's what I call a bargain.
I've got to read through the instruction manual (which is on a CD) now to find out how to work it properly. I did take some photos yesterday, which were fine for Ravelry, but were too big for the Phoenix forum, so I ended up re-saving the photos from Ravelry in a smaller file size and uploading those to Phoenix.
So, without further ado, here are some photos of DD1's 33-colour stripey blanket (pattern - Vintage Vertical Stripe by Bella Dia).
Stretched out on my 4' 6" bed (DD1 has regular-sized single bed) and the border:
All rolled up (because I was playing with the camera and liked the way this one came out!):
When I walked down to the train station to collect DD1, I took my New Camera to try it out and see what the photos were like.
A neighbour's iris - in her front garden:
I've got this weekend off work, so while DD1 and hubby watch the football this evening I think I'll cast on my Nympheas Mark II. I'll let you see how it's going in a few days.
Have a lovely weekend :)