Is it me? Do I look stupid? Are all photographers insincere with motives that are only obvious to the most seasoned photographic spouses? Earlier this year, Pete and I both reached the 50 mark – not something to celebrate in my book but Pete insisted on a few days away on the remote island of Eigg.
Now, here is where our respective definitions of ‘a great time’ go their separate ways. Me, I envisaged long, lazy days by the fireside, leisurely walks, wine and telly. Pete’s ‘great time’ involved in what can only be described as a military operation.
Each morning the alarm would go off at 0430 and our romantic breakfast consisted of a flask of coffee and a packet of stale biscuits on a windswept beach (Pete with camera, me with pneumonia). 15 hours later, our days would end in pretty much the same way. How many pictures can you take from the same beach?
I’m perhaps being unfair – there was one highlight. Our last evening was filled with warm sunshine so I took some nibbles and wine down to my hard-working photographer on the beach. He sat still for all of ten minutes before jumping to his feet prattling on about time-lapse or something. From my pocket, a consolation prize emerged, my secret weapon, my best buddie in the whole wide world. Here we are together during a particularly romantic moment!
Thanks to Chris and Pauline for looking after the dogs and thanks to the inventor of chocolate for looking after me.
5 thoughts on “A.M.A.N.D.A. May ’13”
Couldn’t possible comment………..except to say we are all the same!!!!
You look so in love with your peppermint cream!!!
Amusing as ever. You should write a book called “The Photographic Widow”!
Next time you could hide all the flash cards! LOL
Ooh Amanda, you really should know better by now!
Mind I have to say that a “birthday” trip to Eigg does sound good – you just have to make sure that the photographer in the family knows he’s supposed to take a break from the usual photographic routine now and again. Of course you could always have taken a camera and out done him on the photos!
Nibbles and wine on the beach sounds about right though, maybe next time?
Hi You are Looking Like intelligent Stupid 😉 Who Loves the CHOCOLATE….