And being, well, the anti-mountain-goat this all took a little longer than it should have done as I gingerly picked my way along the icy pavements ;) I thought about going back out yesterday & taking some pictures - the Salutation pub in town had some awesome icicles, and there were icicles on the traffic lights too, as well as some cool looking trees. But I figured I'd just fall over or drop the camera so it wasn't really worth it. And now it's all melting. Which is good, but it means I've missed my chance.
Back out in a bit this afternoon, too - J's got a sight test & I'm dithering about buying a fancy new camera (DSLR of some sort) for xmas. J's talking to his sis at the moment (while I'm typing this) so I'm guessing I need to decide now if I'm asking for contributions to that for my xmas pressies from people or not! :) I'm gonna talk to the people in Jessops this afternoon, I think, and see if they can help me make my mind up between a Canon EOS 500D and a Nikon D3100 ... I looked at a Sony A390 as well, but the reviews I've read of that haven't been as positive. Argh. It's quite a lot of money (I'll be paying for the majority of it myself even if it's a xmas pressie) and it's just "for fun". There's also no "right" answer as to what to buy - pluses and minuses for every camera and I've no idea which ones I'll give a damn about (if any) till later.