Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Things Decided, Things Purchased
It has been a good week, something very exciting and some things more about decisions. It almost seems like time is racing these days. I’m in a race and my opponent is the clock.
Planning My Trip to the US
The tickets have been purchased, so it looks like I’m definitely going. I will be arriving on the 1st of September to San Francisco where I will be staying with a friend, and then after a week I’m to my brother-in-laws. Very early on the 15th I will be catching a flight to New York and will stay there until the 25th of September, then on another plane home. It is quite exciting, though I have to say I am very scared of LAX, I know silly, but there you have it.
I had hoped that the first issue would be released at the end of June, but I’ve decided that the first one should be the end of July, then three months after that the next one. I don’t think I could deal with having to get an issue out as soon as I get back from the US.
I’ve had some artwork done, Julie Powell is a graphic artist and has done the following for us.
I like the first one, a touch of red. Would love to hear what you think as well.
I have got another new bag, it is a Lowepro Pro Runner 350 AW II. It is all black and very compact. It has quite a bit of room in it and it is the bag I will be using when I go to the US in September. It fits my camera, and another two or three lenses.
There is a spot for my laptop, and my tripod will fit on the front. Actually my tripod doesn’t really fit it, but since I won’t be taking mine to the states, it doesn’t really matter. I am borrowing a small travel one that belongs to a friend for this trip.
It has very firm handles and makes you feel like it is a very safe bag to use. It has a waist band, a thick padded one. I don’t really like them, but you can remove this one, so if you want it for something particular you can put it on.
I’ve used the bag a couple of times now and it is comfortable to wear and easy to use. I think it will be the perfect bag for my trip.
We had a lovely outing at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Cranbourne on Sunday. The weather was meant to be bad, and it was when we got there, it was bucketing down. We decided to start with coffee, so we went to the cafe and did that. The rain stopped and then we had a lovely visit outside. We managed to get around the whole thing, and I got home before it rained again. Got to meet some new people which was lovely.
I thought today I would show you the photos I took of the gardens last year. Then when I do the photos from Sunday you can compare them. I hope you are having good time where you are and have time to do things.