Digital Film Photography

Sour grapes

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).

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    26 July 2010 at 20:59

    How do you think I feel dating a friggin’ primary school teacher! Today I reluctantly went to work… while she lounged in bed ’til noon, watched daytime TV, baked a cake, read a book, etc. Not happy. Thirteen weeks PAID holiday ya know! Pah!

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    Girl with a Camera
    26 July 2010 at 21:14

    As a teacher in the US, I am also bemoaning the start of school. (Teachers report back next week – the students the week following.) Over the years, I have come to realize that the summer break from school is for the teachers, not the students. If school were year round, more teachers would land in the loony-bin and there would be no one left to babysi – er… educate our youth! :)

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    Life with Kaishon
    28 July 2010 at 16:46

    I am SO thankful that my job is flexible and I can spend tons of days at home with my baby in the summer! Pure magic! Boo on growing up, right? : )

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