mrs. lucky from luckyville

If you know me in real life, have followed this blog for a while, spoken to me on Twitter, or ever even read anything I’ve ever written, you’ll probably know that the one thing I’ve hankered after for pretty much my entire life, is a DSLR. I studied photography at college when I was sixteen (too many years ago to think about), and have spent most of my life wielding a camera (the Husband will verify this…), but we’ve never been in the position to spend the money on one, even a second-hand model. In short, we’re like Mr. and Mrs. Skint from Poor Town, and if I had a spare few hundred pounds, we’d spend it on something that everyone could enjoy.

So imagine my surprise, disbelief and sheer joy when the postman delivered a huge cardboard box a few weeks ago that contained nothing other than…. drrrrrrrrrr…. a Canon EOS 400D, spare lens, batteries, charger, remote control, case and photography manual. After turning it over, I managed to deduce that it was from our friends Heather and Rich, who had thoughtfully put their postcode in the senders details (Sherlock, I am not). So this post is in honour of my lovely friends, who made my dream come true – thanks to them, I can now take pictures like the ones below. Huzzah!


  1. Lisa
    November 29, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Beautiful pics! I too live in Poor Town and can only dream of owning a DSLR camera. One day, one day…

  2. sittinginthekitchensink
    November 29, 2012 / 1:36 pm

    What lovely friends! And lovely photos too!

  3. KatGotTheCream
    November 29, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    How lovely are your friends? I love these shots and I'm really glad your dream has come true but for what it's worth I've always thought your photos were pretty stupendous anyway (but what do I know, I'm just a snapper). Enjoy your new toy and I look forward to even more fab pictures xx

  4. Alice
    November 29, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    What a wonderful gesture, some things are always worth the wait. I'm sure you and your camera are goin to live happily ever after xxx

  5. my little red suitcase
    November 29, 2012 / 8:08 pm

    how amazing! what a lovely surprise, I am a little jealous…but really probably wouldn't know how to use it myself! the photos look great, enjoy! Heather x

  6. Lisa-Marie
    November 29, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    Beautiful photos! Such depth and light! You have very lovely friends 🙂

  7. keishua
    November 29, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    that's very exciting. enjoy your camera!

  8. Kath
    November 30, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    How completely gorgeous! Beautiful shots- looks like you were born to have that camera, it's serendipity!

  9. LandGirl1980
    November 30, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Wow-weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! You have some AWESOME friends!!! Great shots!

  10. Anonymous
    December 2, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Wow, people who have your skills deserve a posh tool! Wonderful x x

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