When I was young, I vividly remember walking 5 miles to school in the snow wearing only sackcloth and wooden clogs. Then once in the classroom, learning revolved around the 'three Rs': Reading, 'riting, and 'rithmatic (I don't know whose crap idea it was to call it the 'three Rs' when only one of the three actually begins with R). We had no fangled computers; our only resources were a piece of chalk and a slate tablet, and I forget the number of times that I had a Board Rubber launched at my head by the teacher when I gave a wrong answer.
Kids today don't know they are born. For example, today I sent Izzy into school wearing her regulation uniform, and when I went to pick her up, she looked like this:
Pic.No.1 "Bloody hell, Iz. What's happened to your face?" I asked, aghast
Pic.No.2 "I'm a Pirate," she replied, seemingly annoyed that it wasn't obvious
Blimey, a pirate? What's all that about then? Anyone would think that school was supposed to be fun. I was hoping to get Izzy trained up as the accountant for my new business in the next couple of years, but I am not holding out much hope at the moment ......... mainly because I have never met a good accountant who looks like a pirate.
On a positive, and totally unrelated note, this afternoon Izzy and I finally worked out how to use the 'Nostalgia' button on my Canon Powershot S95 supersonic camera. At first I thought that Nostalgia was an illness, but after a bit of fiddling I realised that it was the setting you choose when you want to produce 'old looking' photographs.
'Man alive, men alive!' (that was a quote from The Simpsons, when the Nuclear Reactor exploded and the firemen went in to try and save people) ..... my new gadget just keeps on delivering. Have a look at these shots taken in Nostalgia setting ..............
Pic.No.3 I took this shot. This is Steve (Izzy's Dad) and Izzy. He had come round to scrounge a coffee like he does most days. And Izzy is wearing a clown's nose for some obscure reason (as well as looking like a pirate)
Pic.No.4 Izzy took this shot and blimey, I don't know what is going on with the eyes. I put it down to the fact that he came from a small-knit community in the West Midlands
Pic.No.5 Izzy took this shot. It's me, Hurrah! I am loving the 'Nostalgia' setting. It hides a multitude of sins
So there you have it. Sliding school standards and an in-depth explanation and demonstration of the Canon S95 'nostalgia' setting. It's a roller-coaster round here!
P.S. So what have you got planned for the weekend me dear?