Friday evening found me feeling knackered. Having already
made several photographic excursions that evening and with
the thought of the whole of the following day due to be
taken up covering the carnival before going to see the Zebras
in Longhope, I finished filming at Broome Farm at around
10:30 pm. A little before 11 o'clock found me in the White
Lion Inn, waiting for Tina to finish work. Whilst waiting
I bought a coffee and sat outside in the new pergola, generally
relaxing. I had left my camera in the boot of the car, thinking,
'Good. I won't need that any more tonight'.
with me were a nice friendly bunch of people,. They were
drinking lots of whiskey and generally having loud conversations.
I spent the latter part of that evening - until well past
midnight - passing the time of day with the group. They
were really very friendly and I quite enjoyed enjoyed the
company. I kind of recognized one of the young ladies but
could not place her. I had put this down to the usual thing
I get in my line of work, thinking that she was somebody
local I had photographed for the news in the past but could
not remember why.
about 12:15, feeling totally exhausted and with Tina still
working behind the bar, I thought, 'time to speed things
up a bit so we can get home to bed'. I started collecting
the group's drinking glasses. As each finished their drink,
I politely took their glass, hinting that it was late and
that I had a long day ahead and needed sleep.
group eventually left the inn, strangely, thanking me
for a great evening. I had nothing to do with their great
evening, of course. That was purely down to Dave, the Landlord
and Tina, who had been working all night but I guess with
my hanging around to take their drinking glasses, assuming
that I was involved with the inn was an easy assumption
was only when they had gone that Dave said to me, 'You did
know that was Kate Middleton, didn't you?'
is Kate Middleton?' I asked, genuinely not having a clue.
The name was kind of familiar but I knew not where from.
William's other half,' he replied. I had heard of
Instead of taking her photo, I had taken her drinking glass,
hinting that I was tired and needed to get home to bed.
well. You win some. You lose some!
it happens, I am really not into Paparazzi stuff and would
probably not have just taken a photo anyway, but I found
the fact that I knew the face but not where from quite amusing.
I don't watch television or read the newspapers much and
generally do not know the names to go with faces of famous
people. Tina often has to whisper an explanation, 'he
was The Doctor in Dr. Who,' when the name of an actor
or actress comes up in conversation and I don't want to
look totally uneducated.