Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Saturday, 28 November 2009
after dropping my Fuji camera (again!), it was in need of a slight repair, so off to the shops, I did not do a comparison on the Internet, but I had one priority, to buy a camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, going back to my old camera days they were always the best lenses, the only camera maker that I could see that had this was Sony, so that was the one I bought, so as from tomorrow all of the pictures will be taken on it, the price was 8,499 baht including a (free) 2 GB card, but here is the rub, I always like to have a spare set of batteries with me, in this case it is not a AA or similar but a special battery a NP-FG1, a catchy name, but a we caught you price, 1,990 baht! I have just looked up today's exchange rate, £36.28 for a battery, I know it was my choice but it feels more like assault and battery!
Mark, Mick and Alex all called in for chat and a cup of tea, so the day just flew past,then it was off to the market, Diana wanted a new hair grip thing, so I left her to it and started my usual wander around, so many clothes stalls, the one problem here is to get shirts and trousers big enough, there are some stalls that cater for people of a larger frame, but typically most sizes are smaller than I can get into, larger sizes are more commonly available in the Soi Bukoaw market,