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Early birthday present

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It’s not my birthday til the 7th June, but Dave already gave me my present, so that I can go round taking photos. It’s this set of digital Holga lenses, well one lens and lots of extra bits, a wide angle attachment, a telephoto attachment and lots of mini close up and macro lenses. I love my Diana lens, so I’m super happy* to try out the Holga too, particularly since I like things contrasty. I’ve taken a few photos already, which I will share soon.

* this is something I’ve noticed I’ve started saying because everyone else here in Brussels does. Stuff is super expensive, or super difficult or super whatever. I think it’s one one those phrases that is a translation of a common phrase in French. Another one is ‘do not hesitate to…’ No one ever says that in English, do they? It’s a purely written thing for the end of letters. Well, here I hear it probably about once a day.

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  • Chloe 21 May 2012, 11:49 am

    Oh how exciting! Will look forward to seeing some photos.
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  • Alice 21 May 2012, 2:20 pm

    This is such a lovely present, I can’t wait to see some of your photos. Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with your blog lately, I moved into somewhere without internet for six months and it drove me crazy! I hope you are having a great time in Brussels and that you have fun with your new lenses xo

  • Rebekah Jaunty 21 May 2012, 3:28 pm

    “Another one is ‘do not hesitate to…’ No one ever says that in English, do they? It’s a purely written thing for the end of letters. ”

    I occasionally hear “don’t hesitate to ask” or “don’t hesitate to call,” but definitely not every day.

    Congratulations on your new lenses!

  • SACRAMENTO 21 May 2012, 3:59 pm

    Ah, Franca,my daughter Rebecca´s birthday is also on the 7thof June, how brilliant is that???
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  • Rebecca 21 May 2012, 4:06 pm

    Yay for new lenses, and that gift wrap is cute.
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  • poet 21 May 2012, 4:20 pm

    That’s a great present! I’ve heard/seen people from the US say/write this “super + adjective” thing, maybe it’s just not a British thing but there are lots of non-native speakers who got more US than British English exposure?
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  • Terri 22 May 2012, 12:47 am

    “do not hesitate” sounds odd to my ear, but you might hear the “super” phrasing in the US. What a wonderful birthday gift.
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  • Style Eyes 22 May 2012, 6:37 am

    can’t wait to see your photos!
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