About 8 months ago my camera was broken by an over enthusiastic toddler – (not mine) but I am a little to blame as I said “Ohhh put that down lovely” and he did. Hard. On the floor. But I’d left it in grasping range so could only really kick myself.
It was doubly annoying because it was only a few months old – a bargain January sales purchase. At the time it wasn’t a priority to replace. I couldn’t afford a new one given the housing situation so it was put on the things to buy one day List.
It’s not that “One Day” yet sadly.
But wow, I miss having a camera. For a while I used a donated iphone – that no longer worked as an iphone but did a great job as a camera/music player/ Angry Bird addiction facilitator. But eventually that went into full retirement via a bucket of water… Since I’ve been blogging I’ve really missed my camera even more. I’m making use with my low grade phone but it’s not the same is it?
This post does have a point, honestly.
Browsing twitterland this evening I saw that Tots100 are running a competition with Printerpix here. To enter you have to post about a photo that means something special to you. And the prize is an amazing Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 bridge camera plus £100 to spend over at Printerpix to create some great personalised photo goodies. I couldn’t pass up this chance given the serious camera shortage around here!
I’ve chosen this photo as my entry.
Sometimes it’s those little captured moments that mean the most. This picture was taken as we headed out to the gardens at the end of our road for an impromptu picnic. Bea was always begging to carry her brother and I’d let her do it around the house but was nervous about letting her wear him outside. Well this day I said yes! And you can see from her face just how thrilled and proud she was to be wearing her baby brother. And Roo is looking as pleased as punch too!
So it’s not a memory of an amazing day out or some kind of special event for our family. But every time I see it I’m reminded of the day Bea was the proudest big sister ever!