After lots of thinking I did buy a new camera, another point and shoot. Another Olympus. I did think of an SLR but it did seem as though it was a bit too complicated...or perhaps needed a guide with me all the time, a mentor! However as this is not possible I went to the camera shop half an hour away and talked to them. I went with a lumix in my mind but they thought the Olympus was the better one at the moment.
These rosellas visited our garden this morning and as I didn't want to get too close these photos are from a distance and I'm pleased especially with the second. The camera will bring the subject much closer too but haven't quite worked that out yet, a two stage process.
I'm so glad I went to the camera shop and didn't buy online. All the shop assistants are there to help in any way, just as well as I had a problem loading photos onto my ipad a couple of days later. I had done everything the same as the day before but the photos came out in gobbely gook fashion. Do you understand my make up word! Very fragmented. I had several very kind men working on my problem which they hadn't seen before. They said my memory card for the camera had been corrupted.... I had thought our home was very pure! Evidently not! I was given a new memory card with the thought if there was a problem they would give me a new camera. Well, all is well, no more problems at all. If I had bought online there would have been lots of emails, sending the camera back and forth etc. I had two half hour trips to a local town, one to buy the camera and one for my help mission. I did have to pay a little more for it there but I have ongoing assistance if I need it, personalised help. And I'm supporting a local business to keep going in these difficult times.
I hope you all have a very happy weekend, at least doing some things you really love to do in amongst all the necessities of life!