Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Not the most romantic present

At work on Monday, discussing the Christmas break and presents from respective girlfriends / boyfriends / wives / partners etc., we work round the room oooing and aaahing. Then they reach me.

Colleague 1: Ooo, so what did M get you for Christmas Rebecca?

Me (enthusiastically): An extension tube for my camera.

[all colleagues look blank]

Me: Well, um, it's like a short lens thing that goes on my camera between the body of the camera and the lens itself, and it turns my lens almost into a macro lens so I can take photos of things really close up....

[blank faces remain]

Me (defensively): It's really cool, it means I'm able to take all sorts of photos I wanted to take before but couldn't.

Colleague 2: Sounds lovely.

When I relay this story to M later he thinks for a moment before saying, "Well, I suppose it's not the most romantic present..."

No, perhaps not, but it was exactly what I wanted, and it sure does allow me to take some pretty romantic photos...


  1. Tsk, they just don't get it do they? Gifts don't have to be jewellery, roses or from Agent Provocatuer to be romantic. If it makes you happy that's romantic enough!

  2. Hee hee! brilliant! Depends how you define romance I guess...

    Also, do you work near St james park? I think I walk past you sometimes!

  3. it is romantic if its wha you wanted, he's making you happy. and can I say, the amount of refunds we've done for me who bought the 'wrong thing'/women who hate 'the thing' they got since christmas is ridiculous, I think I'd rather have a gift token. Go M, for buying you something so romantic as to make you happy. (and yes, the pictures are gorgeous.)

  4. Hello! I just found your blog via Hannah's, and it is full of goodness!

    I got the same reaction last year for 'a new sewing machine' and this year for 'a teapot for one'. Romance is relative I think.

  5. I think romance can be found in the most unusual's not all about flowers, jewellery and chocolates after all! Great photos! Rebecca x