Before I go any further, I should point out that most of these pictures seem a bit washed out (bright). I'd like to blame the hazy conditions but I suspect it's because I broke the camera lens yesterday. And it was because I broke the lens that I didn't set off until midday today. I foolishly thought that if I went to Jessops camera shop in Carlisle that they'd have a suitable new lens I could take away today. "Don't you have one in the shop" I asked. "I'll just have a look on the internet and see if I can get one delivered to you during the week". Luckily the camera still works, except the twisty bit you use to zoom in and out which, to get to the point, is knackered.
Apart from the simplest of items, why does buying things always have to be hard work and complicated. And why do they never have the one you want, despite the fact that they advertise it as an item they sell. I went into Tesco for a sandwich on the way back to the car and they had the same one on stock as they advertised in the shop window, I wasn't asked for my name and address, I wasn't asked when I would like it delivered and I wasn't asked if I'd like to purchase the three year extended warranty, , , , brilliant, why can't everything be as easy as this.