With all that’s going on in my life at the moment, I figured that I needed a bit of a treat. So today I splashed out some of last month’s bonus (apart from sensibly paying off remaining bits of the credit card this was the first time I’ve used any of it), and bought a new camera. Technically speaking I ‘bought’ it earlier in the week, but today it arrived. It’s sleek and slender and utterly splendiferous! 😉

Fuji FinePix Z5
Fuji FinePix Z5
Originally uploaded by shepline on 22 Apr ’07, 9.56pm BST PST.
Yes, there is a totally useless illuminated logo on the front of the camera when you turn it on, but it is a very good camera. 6.3 megapixels, and a 3x Optical Zoom that is cunningly internal to the camera and mounted vertically, it takes excellent pictures in even the lowest of light levels.
Fuji FinePix Z5
Fuji FinePix Z5
Originally uploaded by shepline on 22 Apr ’07, 9.57pm BST PST.
I then walked into Bicester and bought a new bike. It still has to have the additional mud-guards fitted but I was able ride it home and ride it around. It’s very comfortable, and I think, going to be very useful – and hopefully allow me to lose some of this tummy that I’ve picked up.
New Bike
New Bike
Originally uploaded by shepline on 22 Apr ’07, 9.53pm BST PST.