On Friday, I turned 28 and the snow started falling. Sam had the day off work to take Arlo swimming so I could go out for lunch with my mum and sister, so we only had time for a quick stroll down our road to check out the snow and put my new camera strap to the test.
This is Arlo’s first snowfall since he’s been walking, so the first time he’s really been able to play in it. Being the particular little boy that he is, we weren’t sure what he’d make of snow and being bundled up in a snowsuit (same one from a year ago, it still fits!). But he was perfectly happy to trudge about in the snow, and even dared to touch some at one point. He really liked watching people sledge down the giant hill in our local park – I think Sam was a bit disappointed that we hadn’t had the forethought to get our own sledge before all this snow started!
The camera strap is a Black Rapid RS-7, which I’ve been after for ages and Sam kindly bought me for my birthday. I hate the way my camera bounces off my chest whilst walking when it’s hung round my neck, and if I put the strap across my body in a more secure position, I have to free it from under my arm before I can lift the camera to take a photo. Well, not any more. I can tell from just one outing that I will get on far better with this sling style strap. I think it will be particularly useful in a few months time when I’m juggling a small baby in a sling and trying to use my camera at the same time. I’ll also be able to hold a baby on my left hip and take photos with my right hand in one move without the need to untangle my arm from the strap – I always struggled with this when Arlo was a non-walking baby, so my new strap is going to make a big difference.