It was my birthday last Wednesday (my 50th)
and my husband gave me the gift
I had secretly hoped for.
I never had a real camera.
I took all my pictures with one of these
compact Sony cameras.
It was okay, but I dreamed of
having a real one.
I can't wait to find out how it works
and start shooting my first
It was a quiet birthday. It was just the two of us
and the kids. The boys are in the middle of
university exams and my sister wanted to come,
but it is a 4-hour drive and the risk of
having snow in the Ardennes is just too
high this time of year.
She sent me a cardboard box full
of sweet little presents instead
(well, some of them were age-related and
somewhat embarrassing :-)).
One of the gifts was a sky lantern.
I had never seen one before.
The kids were really excited because
it went up