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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Another saving

Being creatures of habit, the Cook and I almost always pick up a take away coffee on the way into the Big Smoke.  Recently I bought these travel mugs which we plan to have filled with our coffee at the usual cafe.  

I haven't done the maths but I assume that if we use them regularly the impact of their manufacture will be balanced by the savings made in take away containers.  (I have seen the maths elsewhere...I think it is about 15 coffees)

As a couple of you noticed in the 'News' box in the sidebar, my camera is kapput, dead, cactus, dead in the water, buggered, FUBAR, had it etc.  Tomorrow I will take it to the big smoke (catching a coffee on the way) to see if it can be revived.  

 My daughter recently wondered how I could keep up the flow of posts.  Since the camera died I have seen at least 6 photo opportunities which could have made it onto the blog.  It is extremely frustrating!

I can weave a couple of posts around some photos I have in hand...but then, dear Peeps........?


  1. I have the same camera issues, Hazel. I have my mobile phone, or HHś camera which is not a point and shoot. It is a digital SLR with so many lenses that I have no idea what I am doing.

    Good luck with camera and hopefully it can be resurrected!!!

  2. Hope all goes well at the repair shop. I'm fairly new to your blog so I'm easily pleased. All your photos look good to me..... um maybe try your mobile as Daffodil suggested if you get desperate.

  3. I think your style of descriptive and colourful language will suffice! No need for a camera!

  4. Oh how frustrating, no camera would be awful. Like you say Hazel, you always see something really good when you havn't got the beloved. Good on you, saving some more landfill not using take away cups. Hope the camera can be fixed, I look forward to your posts.

  5. Inventiveness, imagination and your flair for recycling will take over! Hope the camera is fixable.

  6. Just remember not to leave them on the darn roof of the car as you take off!!

  7. Hazel, I'd personally like to see some charcoal sketches, you know, capturing the moment style of thing. You could hang paper and charcoal around your neck just as you would a camera, and whip them out as those Kodak moments present themselves.

  8. Hazel, I know the frustration you must be feeling with the camera out of action. My previous one developed an intermittent fault: it would work for a day or two and then completely refuse to do so for the next few, and you never knew when this would happen. I understand that digital cameras are only planned to last 5 - 7 years, unlike the old-fashioned ones that could be handed-down to the next generation. There's the Consumer Society for you!
    You might have to resort to the mobile phone for a bit. (Do they sell cameras in the place where you got those lovely boots??)

  9. Your stories are enhanced by photos Hazel, you don't actually need them.

  10. Do they have computer adapters for box brownies?

  11. Maybe it's time to start something new - like Photoless Friday. I know a picture tells a thousand words, but I think camera's have made us lazy. Nothing beats a few descriptive paragraphs.


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