I don’t usually do moans but I decided to make my posts more personal and this is a prime moan, so here goes….
Just before Christmas my house was burgled while I was at the beach, and a number of articles stolen.
I was lucky really, because I had taken my SLR camera with me, they didn’t trash the place, and there were lots of things they could have taken, that they didn’t.
For example my stock of booze for holiday celebrations was intact, and documents including my passport were untouched.
I was also fortunate not to have been assaulted, which is becoming an increasingly common crime here, even in small towns.
The big losses were my laptop, binoculars, a compact camera, my SLR camera lenses, batteries, gadget bag and accessories .
All of these are of course replaceable, except for the data on the PC, but meanwhile I cannot use my camera because the one battery I do have has packed up.
Hence the lack of photos on my blog over the past two months. New batteries are winging their way to me as I write and I will make an effort to get out there snapping as soon as they arrive.
Do you have any particular subjects that you would like to see covered in my next photos shoot?
Meanwhile, I have put up more fences, have three more guard dogs, fitted all windows and doors with double locks and my valuable are now stored in a safe room.
Now I understand a bit more as to why security is such a preoccupation in Brazil, and why so many house look like mini versions of Fort Knox!!!