This is not an advert, but it sounds like one, and I apologise for that. It's just me trying to convince me that I've made the right decision. What decision? The decision to join the Adobe Creative Cloud. Access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom desktop, mobile and web, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20 GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. I saw the special offer- just under £8.78 per month for the first year and I thought, hmmmm. Considering it's over £300 to buy a hard copy of PS Cs6 and around £100 for Lightroom, I don't think it's a bad idea. I guess it's like having a car on a leasing agreement. I'm getting a whole year of the latest version- PS CC with Bridge plus Lightroom 5 for £105, with immediate updates and upgrades.
Package also includes, PS Cs6 with Bridge, An, Co, In, Rf, Exchange Panel Cs6, Extendscript Toolkit CC, Extension Manager CC, Gaming SDK 1.3, Scout CC and Touch App plugins. You can download them all, or just as and when you need them. It allows you to download to two main computers, so Iain can have access to it all too (Iain is smiling).
True, the price on the second year will double, but when I reckon up how much we spend in the coffee shop each month- it's really nothing to pay £18 per month for a program that is crucial for my work, that I use every single day, that both of us use for our photographic hobby (tell me how many hobbies cost so little). Hell, I can add it onto my taxable outgoings! All these years I've been struggling with PS7, well, now I have the very latest and next year it'll still be the very latest! It feels pretty good :)
Ask yourself, how much do I spend on films, on my mobile, alcohol, on fuel for trips I don't need to take...
Right, that's me convinced ;)
Our car has died :( Or to be more precise... it was killed. It was sitting, minding its own bumpers and wheel arches, outside our house, when- shooooosh BAM!!! another car smacked into it and wedged it up the wall!
No one was hurt... so it doesn't really matter.
Now we're looking out for a Daihatsu Foutrak, so we can get up those forest roads. The trouble is we've yet to haggle with the insurance guys... that'll be fun:(
I've just had a good look through all my photographs and I haven't one picture of the Passat... I guess that means I didn't really warm to it, even though it was a fantastic drive and totally reliable. I think I might feel differently about a little jaunty jeep. Plagued with rust and challenged by the motorway though it may be... it'll surely have more character and take us on wilder adventures... well... that's the plan... we'll see. Watch this space.
A warm hello to whoever is reading this. Welcome to Petra's blog. I'm an illustrator and writer of children's books and keen amateur photographer. I enjoy living in North Wales with my wonderful partner and fellow adventurer, Iain.
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