I simply wished to post an up~to~date picture of myself, wearing my new spectacles. One which didn’t make my unruly hair look as though I was wearing an angora bonnet. So yesterday, after my bi~monthly shearing, I handed my phone to ‘The Artist’ so that he could take an instant snap. Simples! There’s even a facility on WordPress to upload a quick post, so it should have only taken a second or two.
Hmmm…. Not so fast….
We tried taking several shots in the living room, but I was too far away. When I cropped the photo and enlarged it, my face became pixelated. Not a good look.
Martin came in closer, but I resembled an hysterical hamster: rosie cheeks puffed out and pearly whites bared in a fixed grin. Not a good look. Seriously.
The light from the windows in the studio reflected too much in my lenses.
The voiles in the bedroom made it so dark that you could hardly see me ~ let alone my snazzy new bins.
In further attempts, I just looked worried or cross ~ clearly caught mid ‘just do it!’
On the way to our afternoon cleaning jobs, we didn’t argue about it. I merely suggested that Martin might benefit from an eye test, while he accused me of wildly over~estimating the technical capabilities of a smart~phone.
‘If you want to look perfect,’ he told me, ‘then book a professional sitting’. So much for instant upload.
In the end a colleague came to our rescue. Caretaker Pete, whose mobile doesn’t even have a camera, pressed the shutter on mine and voila! Here is me, at work, in my new Gok Wan glasses, with their groovy purple frames: