Say Cheese

I recently found this old passport photo between the pages of a book and it brought back such a rush of memories I couldn’t stop grinning and re-examining it over and over and again. Taken one summer when I was about nine years old with my best friend Lucy in a train station in Bradford, I am wearing my best rainbow stripe shirt that my Grandma in Florida gave me and I remember feeling that I was having the time of my life. Lucy’s mum was trying to sort out some tickets so she gave us some coins to keep us busy while we waited for her and this is the result. It has made me think that I should get my kids to sit for passport photos together or with their friends before orange curtained passport photo machines without wind machines and bleach lighting, don’t exist anymore. 

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