Well, I finally succumbed and figured we'd spent so much money this month* that it wouldn't hurt to splurge a bit more. So this afternoon I ventured into the Apple Store on Regent Street, fighting my way through all the tourists walking seven-abreast, and bought myself a MacBook -- the one with a 13-inch screen, 160GB hard drive and 2GB of memory. I also bought an external 500GB hard drive to back up all my photographs.
This means farewell to my trusty old Dell Inspiron laptop -- affectionately dubbed the "tractor" -- which has served me well over the past four or so years. But, to be honest, I'll be glad to see the back of the damn thing, with it's clunky keyboard, dodgy DVD drive and completely uninspired design.
I'm now looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with my new laptop, so expect more blog posts on a more regular basis from now on!
* We're getting our bedroom and bathroom renovated, which is basically half of our flat -- but that's another post for another time.