Wednesday, January 30, 2008

OK Alright

It's about time I started blogging again about things other than baby poo and breastfeeding, so here we go:

On our end we had some professional baby/family photos taken a couple of weeks ago. If you have your baby at the Portland they throw in this deal where you get a free professionally taken A4 photo of your baby by a studio based on Great Portland Street. Also known as we send a photographer round that takes a gazillion pics, and then calls you a week or so later to go and 'proof' the A4. You then see the entire 80 or so they've shortlisted for you, and surprise surprise land up choosing an additional 30 or so which aren't so much free are they're extortionately priced. At the end of the 1.5 hour session you walk out of the studio feeling vaguely stunned and confused, having spent the equivalent of an African country's GNP, and realising you've just been talked into purchasing a poster-sized canvas with a closeup of your child's face on it.

I'd love to post the photos up here, but gee, I guess we didn't pay the extra 200 or so quid (per pic) for them on CD - cheapos that we are. All those interested welcome to visit to peruse the leather-bound A3 must-have tastefully assembled family album.

Ahh the joys of being first-time narcissistic suckers parents. Is there any other kind?

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