Thank you, everyone, for your kind thoughts - starting to feel better - new camera, new purse, licence replaced (but I have to wait 2 weeks - new type of licence with microchip!) Credit cards should be arriving today or tomorrow - really hope so - HofM is not handling not having a credit card well - see, one has to spend one's cash then!
This camera has a sketch mode - will be really interesting to use for quilt designs. For overseas friends, these seed pods are from a flame tree. It looses its leaves in summer & produces masses of red/orange flowers that, from a distance & in the bush, give the impressions of flames - hence the name.