After lots of research and investigation,and becoming an OAP made the decision to return to my favourite hobby Photography.
The camera of choice within my budget is the LX3 due to arrive very soon, was influenced by this forum and the wonderful shots one can achieve with this camera. Although i envisage that my efforts will be far short of the mark but will strive to attain a decent quality of image.
If any of you who use the LX3 wishes to give me some pointers i would be very grateful. so back to the downloaded manual for more study.
Thanks for letting me join your forum, looking froward to posting With trepidation