Be warned, this whole post is basically just me me moaning about how today here in England it’s the first day of ‘summer hols’ for all school-age children (and teachers) and that I have to GO TO WORK. Every day. Well, every weekday. Still, no fair.
I know, I know, I am (very) lucky to have a job at all, but all the same… today would have been a great day for building a den, inflating the paddling pool and begging for ice pops (red one, please). Maybe I should do those things any way now I am home FROM WORK.
LOMO LC-A + Kodak Ektar 100 film
I was always guilted into behaving over the summer holidays by being told that this lesson-free time was originally intended for children to be released to help on the land with back-breaking activities like scything hay and gathering barley. Now, I am sure there might be a kernel of truth there, but as compulsory eductaion for working class kiddie-winks happened after the industrial revolution, I can’t imagine this is completely true. Either way the message was totally lost on me and it never stopped me causing mischief.
Canon 40D + 55-250mm lens
Disparagement like this knows only one cure – a trip to the the local shopping centre to relish in all the ‘back to school’ posters and enticements.
I sound like a right grumpy cow! It’s only because I’m jealous. Jealous that I don’t get six weeks off in row any more. Jealous that I’m all grown-up (ish).