Sunday, 1 March 2009

"this is an announcement to remind customers..."

So we were out in London today taking photographs - L with my mums camera that eats batteries at a rate of 2 per half hour and me lugging my polaroid around attraacting the attention of tourists and small children everytime i take a photo. Anyway we had gotten up worryingly early for us and had tired ourselves out running from random tombstones on backstreets that were making strange noises (actully airconditioning from the flats above but thats besides the point!...) and so we decided to get off the the one stop early on the way home and take a trip to Lidl and play "all you can eat for £5". we then returnedto the tube platform where we attracted a fair amount of attention as we sat on the bech for a good half hour eating our sour worms, marble cake and scotch eggs. Then just before we left i decided i wanted one last polaroid picture of the Tube train coming into the station so as the next train came i heaved out my camera and took one. We then (being full of 95p chocolate and not wanting to move yet) decided to get the next train and so sat on the platform making jokes about how i'd blinded the driver when we suddenly heard from the announcement "customers are reminded not to use flash photgrophy in the station as there is a risk of the driver being blinded" and they repeated this announcement once over as if who ever had been watching me on the security cameras couldn't see my face going red!! And if that wasn't enough they then sent a man down to lecture me who didn't go away until i promised never to do it again. I guess you learn something new everyday. And i won't be getting my camera out on the tube again anytime soon...
And the worst part was the picture didn't even come out well!


  1. That is too funny. (Obv not as funny for the driver - oops.) Now, I have to know why your blog is called Betwixt & Between. I had a managing editor once who used to use the word 'betwixt' in her emails all the time and she wasn't even trying to be funny...

  2. Really? Maybe she thought it made her sound smart?! oh well, its a long story... we are like best BEST friends, we do everything together and know everything about eachother - were basically married. (oh god we sound sad! don't worry we have other freinds!)Anyway we have loads of little "things", you know the kind of little shared likes or interests you have with freinds just we have loads and as well as Luella (you've probably picked up on that one) we are in love with The Arctic Monkeys, and Shakespeare. And so when we were thinking of a name for our future design company(which GCSE textiles showed us was not going to happen so we had to instead turn our hands to blogging and hopefully in the future fashion journalism...) we wanted something that would be to do wth these things. And Betwixt and Between was perect cos its a phrase that was inveted by shakespeare and there's an Arctic Monkeys song that begins "Betwixt and Between the fantastic dream and the fear...". And we thought (hope) it sounded good. Wierdly now we've like adopted the name it always seems to fit perfectly into all situations... I'm really sorry for the long winded explination/life story, but now you know! Thanks for the post. a. x