Last week The Singer went on a day trip to London. (In that week I paid out £119 for school day trips....yes, you read it correctly....£119, but there you go. It is one of the downsides of having a large family. If anyone can let me know the upside......)
Anyway, it looked like it was going to be a good day - lunch in Covent Garden, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, boat trip on the Thames and a ride on the London Eye.
I bought her two disposable cameras and told her to take lots of photos. Remembering that we have had photographs from school trips developed before which are mainly head and shoulders shots of this lot and various friends and could have been taken in the back garden, I reminded her to get some scenery in the shots - you know, so that in twenty years we'd know where the photos were taken.
And that was where I made my mistake. The Singer did take lots of photos - 48 of them in fact - of scenery. She wasn't actually in any of them. I expressed my disbelief.
The Singer: You said to make sure I got some scenery.
Me: I meant scenery with you in it. You know, you with Big Ben in the background, you next to the sign that says Covent Garden.....
The Singer: Well, you didn't say that did you?
Fortnuately this conversation took place BEFORE I had the misfortune to spend upwards of £15 developing 48 photographs that we could have got free from Google Images.
Maybe I'll just get some from Google Images anyway and get The Fixer to Photoshop her in.
I used this picture because when I was a little girl my mother had placemats like this which I'm pretty sure came free with Daz. Or possibly Omo. And if you remember Omo, you are much older than you are letting on. Obviously, I have an extremely good memory which actually stretches back to before I was born.
You'll be telling me you remember Handy Andy next.